The shortage of affordable, accessible housing in Corpus Christi and the wider Coastal Bend communities since the destruction of Hurricane Harvey is now under further threat by the COVID-19 pandemic. This crisis is having devastating impacts on the health, social and economic wellbeing of all our citizens. Individuals and families with very low incomes are most at risk of eviction and homelessness during this uncertain time.
AHRI remains committed to supporting housing affordability, accessibility, and stability in the midst of this crisis and is in the process of increasing rental assistance support for lowest-income families in the Coastal Bend.
AHRI Rental Assistance Requests
May 1-May 15 2020
Total requests: 31
Top 3 Counties of request:
Household Size: Half of the households applying for assistance are comprised of three or more persons.
Income: Over 50% of households requesting assistance report an income of less than $20,000. 80% of households requesting assistance report an income of $30,000 a year or less.
Disability: 25% of households report having a person in the home that has a disability.
Lost income due to COVID-19: 100% of households requesting assistance have lost a job and/ or experienced other financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.* some households reported more than one financial impact
Hurricane Harvey and COVID-19- 69% of the households applying for TBRA assistance were also impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
AHRI is in the process of obtaining funding to help households who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. This funding will provide rental assistance in order to help families avoid eviction.
In order to be considered for this assistance, please follow the link below and complete the request form:
At this time, there is a statewide moratorium on evictions until May 18th, 2020. This means that your landlord cannot file an eviction in court until after that date. This does not mean that rent will not continue to accrue.
For more information on your rights as a renter impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, please visit Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid for up-to-date information.