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    Rental Assistance Program

    Care 4 Tarrant Rental Assistance Program Logo 

    The Tarrant County Commissioners Court has allocated funds to assist with rental payments for those directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Assistance is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for up to three (3) months subject to periodic review of eligibility. Tarrant County will make final determination of eligibility and the amount of assistance provided.

    Should you not be eligible for this program, you may be referred to another assistance program or organization. In order to receive assistance through this program, the property landlord must be willing to provide information to document unpaid rent and be a willing program participant. Any and all funds granted will be paid directly to the landlord.

    If you have questions about the Tarrant CARES Rental Assistance Program or application, please email or call 817-850-7940.


    Step 1

    Review the eligibility criteria
    Gather your required documents


    Program Eligibility/Criteria

    • Must be a Tarrant County resident NOT living within the city limits of Fort Worth (Fort Worth residents, please see;
    • Have experienced a loss of income directly related to COVID-19 (if not COVID-19 related, please go to Community Development and Housing website);
    • Have only one primary residence and be listed on the lease agreement;
    • Have unpaid rent on or after April 1, 2020;
    • Have not and will not receive assistance from another rental assistance program;
    • Provide required documentation;
    • Landlord must be willing to participate in the program and certify that rent is owed.

    Required Documents

    • State issued ID card or Social Security Card for all adults living in the household.
    • Demonstration of financial hardship in the form of an unemployment document, furlough letter, paycheck stubs noting decrease of hours or wages or letter from employer showing reduction of hours/wages due to COVID-19.
    • Proof of income in the form of at least 30 days of paycheck stubs, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit letter, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) card, SSI/SSDI award letter, pay history from employer showing layoff or reduction of hours, proof of unemployment payments.
    • Copy of current lease.
    • Notice to Vacate or Eviction (if available).


    Step 2

    Complete the application
    Attach required documents



    Once you have gathered all of your documents listed in STEP 1 and they are able to be attached to the application, please click on the link below.  You will be directed to the application.  In order to have a complete application for consideration, you must complete all of the application fields and attach all of the required documents.  This application will not save; you must complete the application in one session. Please do not exit the application once you have begun.



    City of Fort Worth residents should apply at


    If your situation is not related to COVID-19, please go to the Community Development and Housing website.


    Accessibility Notice 

    Due to Adobe Sign forms being image based, the Adobe Sign Rental Assistance Application is not readable by a screen reader in the web browser. Please send an email to for a PDF version of the application


    County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111

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