$20 Million COVID-19 rent relief program approved

HOUSTON— The City of Houston has approved a $20 million rent relief package to help Houstonians who cannot pay rent due to economic challenges caused by COVID-19.

Funding for the City’s second rental relief package includes $15 million from the the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, and $5 million from private donors:

$2 million from the Houston Endowment $1 million from the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund $1 million from the Kinder Foundation $1 million from Texans owner and co-founder Janice McNair

The City plans to set aside money for Lone Star

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