Money from the investment will be split into four grants:
- COVID-19 Lost Loved One Fund ($1.5 million): A grant to Memorial Assistance Ministries will provide individual families $3,500 each in Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery and Waller counties to address immediate, urgent needs such as funeral arrangements and rent/mortgage and utility assistance, along with information and referrals to grief counseling.
- Outlying Counties Rental Assistance ($500,000): A grant will provide emergency rental assistance to residents in the following counties through local nonprofits:
- Fort Bend: Catholic Charities ($75,000), Second Mile Mission ($75,000)
- Montgomery: Crisis Assistance Center ($56,000), Interfaith of The Woodlands ($56,000), Mission Northeast ($38,000)
- Waller: Family Houston ($100,000), Waller Assistance & Restoration Ministries ($100,000)
- LISC Houston ($300,000): Grant funding will be aimed at piloting a COVID-19 eviction program looking to improve landlord-tenant conversations and increasing the housing stability of vulnerable populations.
- Bo’s Place ($25,000): Grant funding will go toward bereavement support for children whose families are receiving financial assistance through the COVID-19 Lost Loved One Fund.
With the latest round of investment, the recovery fund has provided $16.8 million in grants to support nonprofits and charitable organizations in the four-county region, according to the news release.
For more information on the latest investment, visit the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund website.