The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) is planning to shut down the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) Grant Program in about two to four weeks. Tax Assessor-Collector Albert Uresti is urging Bexar County homeowners affected by COVID after January 21, 2020 who need assistance paying their delinquent property taxes, delinquent mortgages, and delinquent utility bills to apply online as soon as possible.
“We do not know how much longer funds for the HAF program will be available, so we are encouraging citizens affected by COVID to submit their application as soon as possible. These are grants, not loans, and do NOT have to be paid back!” said Albert Uresti, Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector.
Homeowners wanting to apply are required to submit their application through the online portal at We can also help you apply at our downtown Tax Office from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Tuesday thru Friday. After the portal is shut down, TDHCA will no longer be accepting applications for assistance. You can call 833-651-3874 or our office for more information.
“I want to continue to urge homeowners to apply for this once in a lifetime federal assistance opportunity for residential homesteads. The Program provides a maximum of $65,000 per eligible household. The entire amount can be used for delinquent property taxes or delinquent mortgages, including up to $10,000 for utility assistance.

Bexar County’s “Operation Home Rescue – Tax Assessor Style (OHR)”, which incorporated the Texas Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF) into the Tax Assessor-Collector’s daily operations, has led the way in promoting and helping procure over $70 million in HAF assistance for over 7,000 Bexar County households.
“We are proud to be #1 in property tax assistance with over $19,600,000 received through the HAF grant program. We are also #2 in the State in total funds received and are the only Tax Assessor-Collector’s office, out of 254 Counties, that is providing this extra service to our citizens. The HAF program has been a vital part of the Tax-Assessor’s mission, ‘To Help Keep Families In Their Homes,” said Albert Uresti, Tax Assessor-Collector.