Mortgage, Rent, & Utility Assistance in Frio County

The information in this post is current as of March 22, 2022

When eligibility refers to Area Median Income (AMI) or median income for the United States, the best available research shows:
Frio County Area Median Income: $51,100
United States Median Income: $79,900

Texas Homeowner Assistance Fund Program | Mortgage, Property Taxes, Insurance

The primary goal of this fund is to aid homeowners in avoiding foreclosure. Some of the necessary qualifications are:
・There must be a delinquent eligible expense
・There must be a Covid-19 related eligible financial hardship (loss of income or increase in expenses).
・Have a household income at or below 100% Area Median Income (AMI) or 100% of the median income for the United States, whichever is greater

Full details, requirements, and application are available at: or

Texas Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program | Mortgage

Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) is offering assistance through the Texas Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (TEMAP) for those having difficulty paying their mortgage payments.

They may pay up to 11 months of mortgage payments—six months in arrears and five future months.
You may qualify for mortgage assistance if:
• You live in one of the 12 Alamo Area rural counties.
• You have been impacted by COVID-19.
• You are at or below 80% Average Median Income (AMI).
• Your mortgage is in the first or second lien position.
• Where you reside is your primary residence.

Call them today at 866-231-4922 or email to begin the intake process.

Tenant Based Rental Assistance | Rent

The Tenant Based Rental Assistance is not an emergency rent fund. Applications take six to eight months to process and require enrollment in Community Council of South Central Texas’ (CCSCT) self-sufficiency program.

To be eligible for TRBA, applicants are required to have an income less than or equal to 80% of the Area Median Family Income (AMFI), as defined by HUD. The AMFI document is a bit tougher to decipher.

Community Council of South Central Texas
Pearsall Office: 830-334-4800

Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program | Utility

The Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) from Community Council of South Central Texas (CCSCT) combines education and financial assistance to help low-income consumers reduce their utility bills. Services include utility payment assistance for electric, natural gas and propane.

CCSCT assigns priority to households with the least amount of income and the greatest energy costs. Priority is also given to vulnerable individuals 60 years and over, persons with disabilities and families with children five years of age or under.

For more information and application:
Community Council of South Central Texas
Pearsall Office: 830-334-4800

Frio County | Service Industry Recovery Child Care Now Available | Workforce Solutions Alamo

Workforce Solutions Alamo has received $43,797,123 from the Texas Workforce Commission to support child care for the service industry.

Interested parents/caregivers may apply here. Workforce Solutions Alamo is encouraging all businesses whose employees may be eligible to share this information with their employees.

Program Highlights:
12 months of eligibility, and the parent share of cost is $0.

At least one parent must be currently employed or entering employment in one of the following TWC-specified service industries:
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: NAICS 71
Accommodation and Food Services: NAICS 72
Retail Trade: NAICS 44-45

The parent must require child care services in order to work. One-parent households must be working a minimum of 25 hours per week and a two-parent household must be working a total of 50 hours per week to qualify. The family income must be below 75% of the State Median Income (SMI,) and the child must: be under age 13 (or under age 19 if disabled); have legal citizenship or immigration status; and reside with a family (including with an individual standing in loco parentis) within the Alamo local workforce development area.