Demand for rental assistance was tremendous and all the funds have been committed. As such, the program is CLOSED to new Tenant applications.
Have questions about the status of your successfully submitted Tenant application? See the process illustration above or read frequently asked questions and responses below.
Participating Landlords must have rental property(ies) located within the City of Houston city limits.
Participating Landlords agree that they will waive any late fees and/or interest for missed rental payments of Qualified Tenants for April and/or May 2020.
Participating Landlords agree that they will not provide notice to vacate or initiate an eviction proceeding to any Qualified Tenant for nonpayment of rent in April and/or May 2020 as long as Qualified Tenant is not otherwise in default of tenant lease and complies with the agreed-upon payment plan. Upon payment by BakerRipley, Landlords will rescind any prior notice to vacate and halt any prior eviction proceeding of Qualified Tenant based upon nonpayment of the rent paid by the BakerRipley Rental Assistance Program (“Program”).
Participating Landlords agree to defer the payment of any shortfall in rent above the $1,056.00 per month rent paid by the Program and enter into a payment plan that will allow the Qualified Tenant at least six months from the original due date, or until the end of the lease term, whichever is earlier, to completely pay any such shortfall. The payment plan for any deferred amount will not charge additional fees or interest.
Participating Landlords agree that payments received from the Program will be credited to the corresponding Qualified Tenant’s account balance within five (5) days of receipt. Payment detail statements will be emailed by BakerRipley to the Landlord.
Participating Landlords agree to promptly reimburse BakerRipley for any over-payments or errors in payments.
Participating Landlords agree to provide BakerRipley with the following information to facilitate payment:
Participating Landlords agree that BakerRipley may require Participating Landlords to provide the following documents:
Participating Landlords agree to cooperate with and assist BakerRipley as needed in the collection of any records and documents necessary for BakerRipley to confirm tenant eligibility according to the Rental Assistance Program guidelines.
Participating Landlords should understand that only Qualified Tenants who meet the eligibility requirements described below can receive assistance through the BakerRipley Rental Assistance Program.
Tenant must electronically sign and submit the BakerRipley Application for Rental Assistance.
Tenant must submit a clear electronic image/copy of a photo ID OR a utility bill in your name (gas, water, electric) to attach to their application.
Tenant must be in good standing without any current defaults (monetary or nonmonetary) other than the payment of rent for April 2020 and/or May 2020.
Tenant must affirm that their inability to pay rent for April 2020 and/or May 2020 is due to financial hardship resulting from the economic impact of COVID-19 as indicated by a loss or reduction of employment, or a loss of income if self-employed.
Tenant must affirm that they are income-eligible by either