The Resident Relocation Assistance Program (RRAP), which follows the state Housing Stability Services guidelines, provides relocation assistance to low-income households experiencing financial hardship and housing instability.

Assistance can cover:

  • Security Deposit
  • Application Fee (upon lease approval)
  • Moving Cost Assistance (three moving quotes/invoices are required)
  • Temporary Lodging (up to two weeks of assistance allowed)
  • Landlord Incentive Payment - Risk Fees (non-refundable fee offered to the Landlord and confirms a 6-month lease term; Fee amount varies)
  • Pet Fee (excludes monthly pet rent charges, must not exceed $500 per pet or $1,000 for all pets)
  • Utility Security Deposit (CPS and SAWS only)
  • Assistance will be administered directly to property management, or property owners, utility companies, and other vendors on behalf of the applicant.
  • Assistance per eligible household will be up to $3,000 maximum for relocation-related expenses per 12-month period (moving expenses, deposits, and fees).
  • Rent is not an allowable expense.

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be the primary leaseholder in a multifamily unit or single-family home with the address being within the city limits of San Antonio and living in City Council Districts 1-10. (Click here and enter your street address to find out if you live in one of the City's 10 Council Districts.)
  • Must not have received previous relocation-related assistance from the Housing Assistance Program in the last 12 months.
  • Assistance per eligible household will be up to $3,000 for relocation-related expenses per a 12-month period. Households with older adults (age 62 or older) or individuals with disabilities are eligible to receive an additional $500.
  • Households receiving relocation assistance must certify that they are not receiving duplicate housing stability benefits from another TDHCA-funded grant.
  • Households must be experiencing homelessness or be at risk of becoming homeless.
  • AND one or more members of the household must attest in writing that they have:
    • qualified for unemployment benefits
    • OR due to or during the pandemic: 
      • experienced a reduction in income
      • incurred significant costs, or
      • experienced other financial hardship
  • AND one or more members of the household must attest that: 
    • They are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability (which may include a past-due utility bill or rent notice or an eviction notice)
    • OR, unless the household receives rental assistance, they would have to move to an unsafe/unhealthy environment like a shared living situation or emergency shelter.
  • Must have a household income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI). The AMI calculator can be found on the website link provided in this listing.

The final decision on this assistance will be made after the Neighborhood and Housing Services Department verifies the tenant meets all eligibility requirements for assistance. A new signed binding lease is required before payment can be made to various vendors.

Click here to apply.

Updated within the last 2 months.