Rent assistance available

by the Greater East Texas Community Action Program

Greater East Texas Community Action Program (GETCAP) has a new program to assist people struggling to pay rent.
Rent assistance may be available several months for RISE program participants. RISE stands for Reaching Independence through Supportive Elevation. The purpose is to help people move to greater economic independence.
Those participating in RISE may receive help with training expenses such as tuition and fees.
Individuals may also qualify for utility assistance and other expenses.
According to GETCAP Executive Director Karen Swenson, “Now is the perfect time to receive training for high demand jobs. Support services are available for those who seek better earning potential. RISE offers a specialized approach for everyone.”
Short term rent assistance may also be available for those experiencing struggles. Unexpected events impact those on a limited income very hard.

The recent pandemic and economic downturn has challenged households financially in rural east Texas.
Teresa Land, Program Director shared, “Many people need a few months of help to get on their feet financially. Rent payment assistance can provide this chance. Other support services such as energy assistance may also be available for these individuals. People are encouraged to pursue this assistance.”

Individuals are required to qualify by household income and other documentation.

The income guideline is 200 percent of federal poverty. Those seeking training should take action as quickly as possible.
For more information contact Candice at (800) 621-5746 or (936) 585-7218. Information and the application is available

GETCAP programs are available to all regardless of race, color, creed or national origin.