Families in Harris County may be eligible for financial relief, should they apply within the next few days.
Harris County’s COVID-19 assistance fund is sending $40 million towards families who have been financially struggling as a result of the pandemic. With this generous amount, the county plans on helping approximately 33,000 families.
In terms of eligibility, restrictions do apply. In order to qualify, families must live in Harris County. In addition, they are only eligible if they have not yet received COVID-related assistance funds from the government.
Families must be prepared to prove hardship. For example, at least one family member is required to show proof of their involvement with a public assistance program, like Medicaid. To add, the family income should amount to less than 60-percent of the HUD Median Family Income at the time of its completion. For more information on this process’s requirements, click here.
In order to enroll, applications must be filled out and submitted within the week — specifically, Monday, November 2nd through November 6th.
Applicants will be chosen at random. In this round, the county expects to provide assistance to roughly 17,000 families.
Each chosen family will receive the same amount of financial support. Harris County is offering checks of $1,200 that must be used on necessities, i.e: housing, food, healthcare, etc. This payment will be delivered as a one-time fund.
Through this structured plan, Harris County hopes to help the local families that are needing extra assistance during these uncertain times. To fill out an application, please visit the Catholic Charities Help website.