Fort Bend County Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program Launches February 17th

Fort Bend County has been allocated additional funding to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The County has established a new ERA program, in compliance with federal, state and local guidelines, to provide assistance to eligible households through this new rental assistance program.

If you are a Fort Bend County resident and meet income eligibility requirements, you are encouraged to apply for this program. The ERA Program will provide rent and/or utility assistance for up to twelve (12) months, or until funds are exhausted.

This a NEW program, therefore you must apply to be considered. Additional information can be found on the County’s website ( and the program FAQs.

Applicants should complete the form below to enroll in the program. We encourage you to enroll on the website, if you are unable to enroll on the website you may call the program call center at 281-238-CARE (281-238-2273) and one of our call center representatives will assist you. You only need to enter the information once for your entire household. After your application is complete CLICK “SUBMIT.” After you submit you will receive a CONFIRMATION NUMBER, please keep this number for your records as you will need it for additional information.


Are you a Fort Bend County Employee or Contractor? (*) Note: Fort Bend County Employees or Contractors are not eligible for this program.

Are you related (i.e. spouse, child, parent or close relative) to a Fort Bend County Employee or Contractor (*)


Are you a resident of Fort Bend County, Texas? (required)*

Have you received rental or utility assistance from any other government programs or Fort Bend County, or a Fort Bend County City (i.e. Sugarland, Richmond, Rosenberg, etc) in the past 3 months? (this does not include the stimulus check received) (required)*

Is your inability to pay rent due to financial hardship resulting from the economic impact of COVID-19 as indicated by job or employment loss or reduction of employment? (required)*

Are you in arrears for your current lease (i.e. owe back rent)? (required)*

Are you needing assistance with payment of utilities (i.e. water, gas electric)? (required)*

Personal Information

To qualify, the Applicant must be the Lessee/Borrower and must truthfully answer all questions.


Applicant Name (required)*

Applicant Email (required)*

Confirm Email (required)*

Please ensure the both emails are the same.

Spouse’s Name

Address, City, County, State, Zip Code (required)*

Driver’s License Information (Please upload all documents before submitting your application.)

Driver’s License Date Issue

Driver’s License Expiration Date

Date of Birth (required)*

Gender (required)*


Phone Number – Primary (required)*, Cell, Secondary

Applicant’s Current Monthly Income (required)*

Total Household Income as of December 31, 2020. (Please upload all documents before submitting your application.)

What is your current employment status, Select one of the following:

Number of household occupants including yourself

Name of other members in the household and the date of birth of each

Landlord / Lease Information

For the following enter the contact information your Landlord, (if you are a tenant renting or leasing). Note: You must enter your Landlord’s contact information.

Monthly Lease Amount (required)* (Please upload all documents before submitting your application.)

Landlord Address (required)*


Are you requesting Utility payment assistance?

Is your current and most recent utility (ies) bill past due?

If Yes, then check (or select) which type (can select multiple):


Most Recent Utility Bill(s) (if applicable). (Please upload all documents before submitting your application.)


Electricity (Please upload all documents before submitting your application.)

Gas (Please upload all documents before submitting your application.)

Required Documentations (PLEASE Upload before submitting this application or Drop-Off at Fort Bend County Office at 1601 Industrial Blvd, Sugarland, TX 77478) before submitting this application.

  • A maximum of 20 files may be uploaded
  • Total file size must not exceed 25 MB

NOTE: To select multiple files:

1 - Click the first file, and then press and hold the Ctrl key.
2 - While holding down the Ctrl key, click each of the other files you want to select.


By checking the following agreement and submitting this online form, I/we certify that the information provided is true and complete to the best of my/our knowledge. I/we further certify that all information furnished in support of this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. False statements will result in your application being rejected. I/we understand that the information submitted will be verified prior to approval.


I agree to notify Fort Bend County within five (5) business days of any discrepancies on the wages I am reporting for this program. Further, I understand and acknowledge The County’s right and responsibility to recapture all or a portion of the CARES ACT award I may be awarded should the information I provided is false and fraudulent under penalty of law.

ENTER FULL NAME (required)*

DATE (required)*