HOUSTON (KW39) It’s a greater relief that many Harris County families have been hoping for. Now the Harris County Recovery Assistance program, known as HCRA, allows the program to be reopened for additional uses. You can apply for funding from this program from Wednesday, September 8th to Sunday, September 12th. Of the $ 30 million added to the program to help with Covid relief, 20,000 families will receive $ 1,500 each. The program is administered by Catholic charities and offers one-time grants of $ 1,500 to Harris County families struggling due to COVID-related layoffs and wage cuts.
The program is open to tenants and homeowners alike. Individuals can apply themselves without the involvement of a landlord or mortgage lender, as the money can be used for any type of urgent expenditure (housing, groceries, utilities, health care, child care, transportation, etc.). For the sake of fairness, households will be selected at random and all funds will be distributed by late autumn. As the economic impact of COVID has created financial instability for families who have never needed government assistance before, additional funding has been allocated to help more applicants. A family in pandemic financial distress can apply for this program as long as a member of the household has legal status and the total household income falls below 60% of the median family income of the HUD area ($ 33,300 for one Person; 47,520 USD.). for a family of four).