This week the US Treasury Department provided much anticipated guidance on how the State of Texas and local jurisdictions can spend the $11.2 billion flowing to Texas from the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund. Economic supports (such as housing assistance) are clearly allowed under the guidance:
Expenditures incurred ‘due to’ the public health emergency from COVID-19 includes those “incurred to respond to second-order effects of the emergency, such as by providing economic support to those suffering from employment or business interruptions due to COVID-19-related business closures.”
Texas cities and counties with a population of at least 500,000 will receive a direct allocation of close to $3.2 billion from these funds, with another $8 billion flowing to the state. This page shows how much each city and county is expected to receive in Texas.