Rental Assistance Available


Greater East Texas Community Action Program (GETCAP) is pleased to announce funding for rental assistance. Economic changes have impacted many individuals. COVID 19 has also seriously affected households in rural east Texas. GETCAP has expanded services to include rental assistance for those who qualify.

GETCAP has initiated the Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program whereby individuals could receive assistance for multiple months depending on circumstances. GETCAP has also received federal Community Service Block Grant funding targeted at short term rental assistance and training. According to Karen Swenson, Executive Director, "This combination of funding is a great opportunity for those who are struggling to pay rent to get needed assistance. Historically rental assistance has been extremely limited in rural east Texas".

COVID 19 has caused some individuals to get behind on rent and bills. Funding may be available to help these households recover with multiple months of assistance. According to Teresa Land, Division Director, "COVID 19 impacted households in different ways. Many were already barely getting by. Assistance may be available to help these individuals stabilize. Some individuals also need to be retrained for different jobs or seek other employment. GETCAP offers the RISE Case Management program to assist people to update training or seek employment. This could be an opportunity for assistance to truly change lives".

Eligibility is based on household income and circumstances. Those who may be disabled or have young children are encouraged to apply as well as those impacted by COVID 19. For information contact Candice at 800-621-5746 or 936-585-7220. You may also email at or for more information.