Covid-19

Disaster Relief:
Harris County Recovery Assistance 

About the program:

Harris County partnered with Catholic Charities as the administrator for $30 million in financial assistance to help Harris County families and individuals who need help recovering from financial distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The Harris County Recovery Assistance Program:

  • For households located within Harris County that meet eligibility requirements

  • One-time $1,500 payment

  • Funds may be used for any emergency expenses such as healthcare, rent or mortgage, utilities, food, internet, transportation, childcare, and other past due expenses

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Households have to be within Harris County.

  • Applicants must be 18 years or older, or be an emancipated minor.

  • Households must self-certify that they experienced economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Household must have at least one member enrolled in a public assistance program, or total household income at or below 60% of the HUD Area Median Family Income.

  • One payment will be made per family unit. If housing is shared by more than one family unit, each family unit may apply.

  • As required by federal guidelines, at least one adult member of the household must be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, refugee, or other qualified noncitizen.

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have questions about applying for rental assistance?

Do you need other services to help you cope with the pandemic?

 

MAM can help with:

  • Applying for recovery assistance by explaining eligibility requirements, scanning documents or providing other technology support, and providing in-language support

  • Sharing information about the CDC Moratorium Declaration that can provide protection against eviction for qualifying tenants

  • Connecting families to additional services: food, healthcare, job training, legal services, or other resources  

How to contact us:

 

Phone: 281-982-HELP (281-982-4357)

Email: disasterhelp@mamhouston.org