Programs & Services


Texas Emergency Rental Assistance and eviction diversion programs (TERAP/TEDP)

JUNE 23, 2021

Administered by the City of Killeen under contract with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA).


The City of Killeen has received additional funding from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) to administer the Texas Emergency Rental Assistance and Eviction Diversion Program (TERAP/TEDP). The program provides rental assistance to income-eligible households impacted by COVID-19 to help them stay housed during the pandemic and help them recover economically from the impact of the pandemic. TERAP/TEDP can also provide rental assistance for tenants who have been sued for eviction (i.e. forcible detainer action filed against them), providing the landlord and tenant an alternative to eviction.

The program can pay up to six (6) months of an eligible household’s rent, including rental arrears, with at least one (1) month covering future rent (the current month is not considered as future rent) also part of the program requirements, the rent assistance provided must bring your rental account current. Eligible late fees are also an option provided the late fees are included in the lease document and cannot be greater than allowed under Texas Property Code § 92.019.   

Beginning 9:00 AM, June 25, 2021 applicants will be able to access the rental assistance portal to complete an application; the portal will remain open while funds are available and is scheduled to close at 5:00PM JULY 30, 2021.

To access this assistance please click this link and create an account or log into an existing account then click on TERAP/TEDP Program and complete the application including uploading the necessary Photo ID(s) and documents.   You can click on either link here to learn how to make your documents into a PDF - photos and pictures of documents cannot be accessed to process your application.

CHECK OUT this link for instruction on how to use your cell phone to make a PDF of your documents!  Click here of iPhone/iOS    Click here for Android devices.

Eligibility is based on annual income and number of persons living in the rental unit as listed below.

Household SizeMax. Annual Income 80%

If you seek special accommodations, have trouble uploading documents, or are in need of application assistance, please contact the Community Development Office to schedule an appointment to come in for staff assistance.  

Please call Julius at 254- 616-3196  or Cinda at 254-501-7845 to schedule the appointment.