Harris County Creates $30M COVID-19 Relief Fund

Harris County Commissioners Court approve $30 million for a COVID-19 relief fund to help with rent, food, medical care, child care, and other basic needs.

Officials said the fund will target struggling communities, such as households below 60% of the Area Median Income, victims of domestic violence, youth aged out of foster care, and people in homeless shelters.

The Harris County COVID-19 Relief Fund is expected to help between 20,000 to 25,000 families, by providing $1,200 for households of one to four residents and $1,500 for households with five people or more.

The fund will be managed by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

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