Politan Group’s Rice Village location, at 2445 Times Blvd., Houston, is one of five food halls nationwide offering a residency program for displaced members of the hospitality community, the group announced in a news release April 29.

Residency at Politan Row provides a temporary location for industry professionals experiencing extraordinary challenges, such as losing a lease. Talented chefs who have been laid off but are ready to start their own brand are also encouraged to apply, according to the release.

The application period opened April 27. Applicatiosn are only available to those that can provide basic general liability insurance and prove their ability to finance their own operational staff for a period of 6-8 weeks, according to the release. The application close date is June 1, or earlier if spots are filled.

The Residency at Politan Row program includes a retail location, access to a kitchen and point of sale systems, sales tax filing support, licensing and more. In addition, Politan Group is waiving deposits to minimize startup capital requirements, and operational fees will be substantially reduced for a period.

Applications must include a menu, chef bio, concept statement, explanation of need, photos and a tasting selection process.

Those seeking to apply can do so through a free application at www.politanrow.com/residency.