AHRI participates in the HUD HOME Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Program, is a TBRA administrator with Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA), as well as a TBRA contractor with the City of Corpus Christi.
The Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program provides funds to units of general local government, public housing authorities, local mental health authorities, and nonprofit organizations wishing to provide housing assistance to eligible low income households in their local communities. The TBRA services pay for security and utility deposits, and rental subsidies for up to 24 months while the household engages in a self-sufficiency program. Originally established as a bridge to Section 8 Housing at Public Housing Authorities, TBRA vouchers help individuals with disabilities transition out of an institutional setting to community and independent living. The TBRA program is also a bridge for those experiencing homelessness to access affordable and decent housing.
AHRI currently participates in the TDHCA TBRA set-aside for households displaced by Hurricane Harvey in the six disaster declared counties in the Coastal Bend. AHRI is pursuing amending this contract to provide rental assistance under the TDHCA COVID-19 set-aside to those households affected by the pandemic in the Coastal Bend. Through the City of Corpus Christi TBRA program, AHRI assists very and extremely low income households within the city’s jurisdiction to access TBRA vouchers. AHRI is pursuing the including of assistance to households directly affected by the pandemic, documented by loss of income and/or other economic impacts.
To submit yourself or your household for assistance under any of the AHRI TBRA program services, please complete our COVID-19 Rental Assistance Form.
Following Hurricane Harvey in August 2017, AHRI was awarded a HEART Grant to become a Tenant Based Rental Assistance Administrator with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. This grant provided support to build the organization’s capacity to respond to the region’s extremely high demand for affordable housing assistance for low income renters following that disaster. The grant provided support for a case management position to work directly with individuals and families affected by the hurricane. AHRI secured a commitment from the Coastal Bend Workforce Development Hurricane Harvey Disaster Assistance program for unemployed individuals impacted by the disaster to be assigned to provide case management and administrative assistance for qualifying individual households. Enterprise Communities is the administrator of AHRI’s grant assistance, which is now in its second year. Through this partner organization, AHRI has received technical assistance as well as support to develop a logo and this website.