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Harris County Assistance Program


As a recipient of the Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Harris County COVID-19 Relief Funds Funds, Avenue has implemented an Direct Financial Assistance Program. This assistance program provides direct financial assistance to income-eligible Harris County residents who have been economically affected by COVID-19.


***Please note that we have reached our applicant capacity at this time. If you were not able to apply for this round, you will be able to apply online at the Harris County Relief website starting on June 23rd. There you will find more information as well as a call center number that will also be available starting on June 23rd.***


Eligibility Requirements

  1. 60% AMI (Pre-COVID19; before March 11)
    See list below
  2. Must reside within Harris County
    See list below
  3. Did not receive COH Rental Assistance
    Must complete and submit a statement that their household did not receive assistance from the City of Houston/Baker Ripley Rental Assistance Program
  4. COVID-19 Economic Impact Certification
    Must self-certify that their household has experienced adverse economic impact related to COVID-19

Required Documents

  1. Proof of Residence (Photo ID, utility bill, phone bill, rental lease, mortgage statement, check stubs, SSI, Medicaid letter, retirement statement)
  2. 2 months Income Documentation covering Jan 11, 2020- March 11, 2020 (check stubs, SSI, awards letter, SNAP benefits letter, Cash Income Affidavit)
  3. ACH/Direct Deposit Form (applicants will receive funds faster if they have a bank account and are able to receive an ACH deposit. If an applicant does not have a bank account, they will need to complete a ‘No Bank Account Affidavit’ and will receive a check via mail instead.
  1. Households of 1-4 people will receive a one time payment of $1,200
  2. Household of 5 or more people will receive a one time payment of $1,500

HUD Income Limits

Harris County Cities List (Eligibility):
1. Baytown
2. Bellaire
3. Channelview
4. Crosby
5. Cypress
6. Deer Park
7. Galena Park
8. Highlands
9. Hockley
10. Houston
11. Huffman
12. Hufsmith
13. Humble
14. Katy
15. Kingwood
16. La Porte
17. Pasadena
18. Seabrook
19. South Houston
20. Spring
21. Tomball
22. Waller
23. Webster