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Houston approves rent relief program during pandemic

4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago Wednesday, May 06 2020 May 6, 2020 May 06, 2020 3:01 PM May 06, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston’s city council has approved a $15 million program to help residents who have been economically troubled by the coronavirus and are struggling to pay their rent. The program approved Wednesday will provide qualified low-to-moderate income Houston residents up to $1,056 in rental assistance for each of the months of April and May. The program, to be paid for by federal funding from the CARES Act, is expected to help at least 7,000 households. Houston joins other cities in Texas, including Austin, Dallas and San Antonio, with similar rental assistance programs.

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