For those in Texas worried about how they'll pay rent on time due to the effects the novel coronavirus has had on the economy, you may not have to worry much longer. Governor Greg Abbott announced today that the Lone Star State has received waivers from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development which allow the government to help Texas renters who have lost their jobs or income due to COVID-19. In fact, you could receive help sooner than you'd expect.

Abbott announced today that the state has as much as $11.3 million to help renters during this unprecedented time. 

Renters who qualify for this form of relief can visit the Help for Texans website.

You'll click on the “Long Term Rent Payment Help,” enter your city or county, and then click the “Find Help” button.

In just three easy steps you'll be on your way to receiving some of the $11.3 million for security deposits, lease payments, and utility bills. 

"Texas will help renters with security deposits, lease payments, and utility bills," said Abbott in a tweet today.

"Texas got waivers from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that allows us to help renters who've lost jobs or income because of #COVID19."

Abbott is doing a great deal to ensure Texans aren't losing their homes during this time.

"The @TDHCA announced HOME Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) funds are now available for Texans experiencing housing challenges due to #COVID19," said Abbott in a tweet including his press release today.

"These funds have been made possible through a series of waivers recently authorized by @HUDgov." 

His press release offered some much-needed insight into what more Texans can expect in the coming days.

"We are committed to supporting Texans facing severe economic hardship brought on by this pandemic, and the state will continue to work closely with our federal partners to give Texans the resources and assistance they need,” said the Governor.

For some time now, renters have been struggling to pay for housing costs due to job and income loss.

This new housing fund is expected to offer a great deal of relief.