Harris County residents who need financial assistance from the pandemic could be eligible for a $1,500 check.
County leaders approved a $30 million pot to help those in need who have hit financial hardships during the pandemic. The one-time payment will come through Catholic Charities, which is helping administer the funds.
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Applications opened Wednesday. They’ll be accepted through Aug. 11.
There’s no need to rush to apply – recipients will be chosen at random instead of a first-come, first-serve basis. That means anyone who makes the application deadline has an equal chance of getting paid.
A total of 20,000 individuals and families will receive payments.
Houston’s economy will have a slow recovery from the pandemic, according to Danica Lloyd in Community Impact. Many are still struggling despite the slowly reopening economy.
And with cases still rising in Houston (we recently saw the largest one-day spike since February, according to Houston Chronicle’s Robert Downen), residents are bound to be fraught with uncertainty about the economic future.
“How we respond to the most vulnerable in our community will be the key to our region’s economic recovery,” Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said in a press release.”Over the past year, millions of families in Harris County have relied on cash infusions – from federal stimulus payments to local relief programs – to stay housed, clothed, and healthy. As other protections expire, these direct payments will serve as a vital bridge to a permanent recovery from this pandemic.”
To apply, visit Catholic Charities online. You’ll need to provide proof of hardship and provide an ID, among other details.
The Houston Forum
Source : chron.com