HOUSTON (CW39) As the moratorium on evictions comes to an end, many tenants are panicking over fear of losing their homes. Now a program is available for anyone who needs it!
The Texas Gulf Coast Region Federation of Labor, Catholic Charities, Evictions Advocacy Coalition and Harris County Judge’s Office Team Up to Host FREE Legal Aid Event + on site bilingual. They all hope to help 20,000 families in the region, seek millions in financial aid through a relief fund, as the ban on eviction ends. This $ 30 million relief fund would allow every family affected by the pandemic to receive $ 1,500 to help with urgent expenses.
Local leaders and community groups are responding to the urgent need by providing on-site and in-person assistance to any Harris County resident wishing to apply for Harris County’s new recovery assistance program, funding that families can use to fund Harris County. any urgent expenses, such as keeping lights on, food on the table, or a roof over their heads.
During the event, volunteers will be provided with laptops, to help families in real time, so that their applications can be submitted as quickly as possible. They can also help tenants apply for rent assistance through state and local government programs. And lawyers will be on hand to help tenants with legal questions. Those seeking resources and legal assistance are encouraged to bring the following documents:
- Proof of identity
- Proof of residency
- Proof of income eligibility
- Self-certification of the impact of the pandemic (for example, loss of employment due to the impact of the pandemic on the sector on personal health)
The event takes place today, August 3, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at local 716 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). It is located at 1475 N Loop W, Houston, TX 77008. A reminder: Masks are mandatory, per facility requirements.
For tenants who cannot participate but wish to apply: FAQs, required documentation, and eligibility requirements can be found at HarrisCountyRelief.org. Those with questions can call (832) 345-6289, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Applicants are also encouraged to check their spam folder and to respond promptly to calls / sms regarding the program, to ensure they are not short of funding.
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