The State of Texas has approved new rental assistance program.

In about two weeks CenTex residents will receive more information on how to apply for the new statewide rental assistance program that will help those who are struggling with rent during this pandemic.

According to KWTX, the new program is expected to provide almost 15 months of assistance to about 80,000 households.

To receive assistance, applicants can not make more than 80% of the median income of the area they live in.

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs is expected to release the application soon but those interested are being advised to join the TDHCA email list.