Bexar County is distributing financial assistance to qualified county residents through Federal relief dollars designated for those directly impacted by the pandemic.
If you have lost your job or are having trouble paying for rent or utilities because of COVID-19, you may qualify to receive financial help. Click on any of the links below to learn more and start the qualifying process.
NOTICE: Effective October 14, 2023, the Online Application for Utility Assistance will be CLOSED until December 31, 2023. Any incomplete applications submitted before October 2nd will have to be completed in person at our Resource Lab located at 233 N. Pecos, 5th floor between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Please call (210) 335-3666 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
Need help paying rent or utilities?
|PROGRAM NAME||PROGRAM DESCRIPTION||ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA||PHONE|
|Comprehensive Energy Assistance (CEAP)||Utility Assistance||Bexar County residents earning up to 150% of the Federal Poverty Level||(210) 335-3666|
|Residential Energy Assistance (REAP)||Utility Assistance||Bexar County residents earning up to 125% of the Federal Poverty Level||(210) 335-3666|
|Rental Assistance Program (RAP)||Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance||Bexar County residents earning up to 80% of the Area Median Income. Currently, the program is only accepting applicants from City Council Districts 1-10.||(210) 207-5910|
|Temporary Emergency Shelter||Emergency Shelter, Supportive Services for the Homeless||Bexar County residents experiencing homelessness||(210) 220-2357|
|Bridge Program||Emergency Shelter, Supportive Services for the Homeless|
Bexar County residents experiencing homelessness
|Homeless Prevention Program||Rental Assistance||Bexar County residents at-risk of homelessness earning up to 50% of the Area Median Income||(210) 352-2020|
|COVID-19 Senior Nutrition Program||Meal Delivery Program||Residents of unincorporated Bexar County or a "participating cities" age 62+||(210) 735-5115|
|Homeless Prevention Program||Rental Assistance||Bexar County residents experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness earning up to 30% of the Area Median Income||(210) 225-7837|
|Respite Center||Day Shelter||Bexar County residents experiencing homelessness||(210) 226-8341 x318|
HUD Mortgage Assistance – Avoid Foreclosure
A HUD-certified housing counselor may be able to help you work with your mortgage servicer to obtain a COVID-19 forbearance. Contact a HUD-approved housing counseling agency in your local area. To find a HUD-approved agency, call (800) 569-4287, or use the online search at www.hud.gov/housingcounseling.