Posted on March 25, 2022
Under the U.S. bailout, some Tarrant County property owners may apply for assistance with delinquent property taxes.
“The release of these funds is very timely and has already helped taxpayers in a test county in Texas, and Tarrant is an early adopter to benefit our taxpayers,” said Wendy Burgess, assessor and tax collector. . “Please apply online today if you qualify before the program ends or are short on funds.”
The program, which is administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, can help qualified landlords avoid foreclosure associated with financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. All information is submitted and approved by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Homeowners can apply for up to $25,000 which can cover overdue property taxes and mortgage payments. Funds can also be applied to eligible court fees, summary fees, and other lawsuit-related costs. Basic eligibility guidelines and required documents include the following:
- Proof of delinquency (overdue tax declaration, opinion of the tax prosecutor).
- Late on one or more payments: property tax, mortgage, home insurance, HOA/condo fees.
- Household income at or below 100% of median income for the region or 100% of median income for the United States, whichever is greater.
- Own and occupy a home in Texas as a principal residence with an existing homestead exemption in place with the assessment district.
- Experienced qualified financial hardship after January 21, 2020 (loss of income or increased expenses as a result of the pandemic).
- Include an approved ID, driver’s license, social security card, military ID, state ID, birth certificate.
- Verified tax return (W2, IRS form 1099, tax return, payslip, employer certificate).
Learn more online or call 833-651-3874.
Get articles like this delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to municipal news.