Disaster Relief:

Covid-19 Lost Loved One Fund

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COVID-19 Lost Loved One Fund  

Made possible by the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund
Jointly led by United Way of Greater Houston and the Greater Houston Community Foundation


To provide flexible financial assistance for families that have lost an immediate family member due to COVID-19.  

Financial assistance will be paid to an immediate family member who lived in the same household as the deceased, and could be used to address immediate or urgent needs such as funeral arrangements, rent/mortgage payments, utilities bills, medical expenses, or any other unmet needs.

Type of assistance provided:  


$3,500 in flexible financial assistance per death in a household, and information and referrals to grief counseling.


Loss of an immediate family member(s) due to COVID, who lived with you before diagnosis.


The Fund is retroactive and includes deaths that occurred since March 1, 2020.

Households must reside in Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery and Waller Counties.

Household income of less than 80% of Area Median Income (AMI)* before March 1, 2020

*AMI is for the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land MSA in 2020 as defined by HUD and reported by City of Houston Housing and Community Development, retrieved from 


Documentation Requirements:

COVID-19 related death:

  • Death certificate or

  • Funeral home documentation or

  • Letter from physician or other medical care provider

Photo ID

(for both deceased and beneficiary) 

  • Government issued ID such as US or foreign passport, US or foreign driver’s license, Consular Identification, etc.

Proof of residency within four-county area

(for both deceased and beneficiary)

Document(s) must include name(s) and address. 

  • Government issued ID, utility/phone bill, copy of lease, medical bill, benefits stub, etc.


Household income information:

  • Annual wages via copy of 2018 or 2019 tax return or most recent W-2s; or 

  • Proof of public benefits via SSI/SSDI/Disability/Unemployment monthly award letters(s) (most recent month) or SSA-1099, TANF, SNAP, Gold Card, NSLP (other, ex., WIC, CHIP, etc.); or 

  • Monthly wages via paystubs, most recent 1099(s) (every job, if applicable), Profit & Loss ledger, Stipend(s), alimony, pension/retirement/annuity monthly award letter(s), or letter from employer; or 

  • In cases where documentation is not available, self-certification

To apply:

Please submit an online application.

For support in submitting the online application, please contact us:
Para asistencia, comuníquese con nosotros al:


Phone/Telefono: (713) 468-4516 ext. 149

Email:  help@mamhouston.org

Main Office (Spring Branch): 1625 Blalock Road, Houston, TX 77080  |  (713) 468-4516

West Houston Office: 2424 Wilcrest Road #120, Houston, TX 77042  |  (713) 266-8777

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MAM is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.