A HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency

Serving Hardin, Orange, and Jefferson counties in Texas (not including the city limits of Beaumont and Port Arthur). 

Assistance is available to very low-income and low-income families that wish to reside in Hardin, Orange, and Jefferson counties, excluding the city limits of Port Arthur and Beaumont. Additionally, applicants must be at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI)1 for their county of residence, participate in a self-sufficiency program, occupy the assisted property as the primary residence, and sign a lease.  The amount of monthly rental subsidy is based on the gross monthly income of an applicant’s household. The program participant must not already be receiving Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance.

TBRA program funds may be used to provide: 

  • Rental assistance to help pay the cost of monthly rent and utility costs for up to 24 months.
  • Security deposits in conjunction with rental assistance in an amount not to exceed one month’s rent for the unit; and
  • Utility deposit assistance in conjunction with rental assistance and security deposit assistance

How Can I Get on the Waiting List?

Applications will be selected by using a neutral, random selection process. (Not a first come first serve selection)

You must wait for the Waiting List to open up. Information pertaining to the opening and closing of the waitlist will be publicized here and at our office locations.

AMI % Number of Household Members
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
80 $36,900 $42,150 $47,400 $52,650 $56,900 $61,100 $65,300 $69,500


  1. 2021 HUD issued Area Median Income Limits by family size.

Application period is closed!

Currently, the HOME TBRA Program application period is closed. Information will be posted on application period openings at a later date!!

TBRA is a program funded by TDHCA