Programs & Services

Bell County EMERGENCY RENTAL Assistance Program (ERAP)

This program is not administered by the City of Killeen.

Bell County is a direct recipient of a portion of funds for COVID-19 impact relief. Hill Country Community Action Agency (HCCAA) has partnered with Bell County to help Bell County residents get assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). 

You must call and make an appointment to receive an application or submit a completed application. Call to make an appointment in Killeen at 254-870-9986. 

The Agency office in Killeen is located at 304 Priest Drive - Walk-Ins will not be admitted. This assistance is for Bell County residents only. 

If you are seeking additional financial assistance, please visit:  www.211Texas.org 

The United States Department of the Treasury released $25 billion in funds to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bell County is a direct recipient of a portion of those funds. Hill Country Community Action Agency (HCCAA) has partnered with Bell County to help Bell County residents get assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). The Agency has offices in Killeen at 304 Priest Drive and in Temple at 604 North 3rd Street. This assistance is for Bell County residents only. 

If you are seeking additional financial assistance, please visit:  www.211Texas.org 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS - CARES ACT FUNDED PROGRAMS

Between May 1, 2020 and October 15, 2021, the City of Killeen Community Development Division has provided over 4,542 persons (1,817 households) with emergency assistance through four (4) different programs offering rent, mortgage, and utility assistance to individuals and families financially impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. Those programs and number of households assisted are listed below:

KILLEEN EMERGENCY RENTAL & MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (KILLEEN ERMA) 

The City of Killeen Community Development Block Grant -Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds provided rental assistance for 162 households financially impacted by COVID-19 with loss of income due to reduction of paid work hours, increased medical expenses incurred as a direct result of COVID-19, inability to work due to no child care, caring for a family member infected with COVID or contracting, and whose rent payment was in arrears due to the pandemic. This program provided up to $4,000 of rental or mortgage assistance to low-income households.

TEXAS EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE AND EVICTION DIVERSION PROGRAMS (TERAP/TEDP) 

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

The City of Killeen administered funding from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) State Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus (TX CDBG-CV)b program funds in association with the Texas Emergency Rental Assistance and Eviction Diversion Program (TERAP/TEDP) and provided 121 households with rental assistance to help them stay housed during the pandemic and help them recover economically from the impact of the pandemic. This program provided up to 6 months rental assistance to low-income households. 

KILLEEN UTILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 

The City of Killeen Community Development Block Grant -Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds provided utility assistance to 1,348 households financially impacted by COVID-19 with loss of income and whose utility payments were in arrears due to the pandemic. This program provided up to 3 months utility payment assistance to low-income households.

KILLEEN COVID-19 FINACIAL HARDSHIP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The City of Killeen Community Development Block Grant -Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds provided rental assistance for 121 households financially impacted by COVID-19 with loss of income due to reduction of paid work hours, inability to work due to no child care, caring for a family member infected with COVID or contracting, and whose rent payment was in arrears due to the pandemic. This program provided up to 3 months rental assistance to low-income households.