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Last call to apply for RENT

Friday, December 4, 2020 by Tai Moses

The deadline is fast approaching for Austin renters who have experienced a loss of income related to Covid-19 to apply for assistance through the city’s Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants (RENT) program. The city urges applicants to apply before the last random selection of applications on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 11:59 a.m. Housing Authority President and CEO Michael Gerber said in a news release from the city, “The RENT program has helped thousands of local families to avoid eviction for non-payment of rent, allowing them to stay in their homes where they can be safe during the pandemic. We strongly encourage any low-income Austin renters who need rental assistance or are at risk of eviction to apply for this program by Tuesday, December 8th at noon.” To learn more and to submit an application, visit the city’s RENT application portal.

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