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Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran provides Direct Emergency Assistance to District 3 Households

Published on Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran provides Direct Emergency Assistance to District 3 Households

CONTACT: Ruben G. Lizalde, (210) 419-4945
ruben.lizalde@sanantonio.gov  

 

SAN ANTONIO (August 18, 2020) — This week, in a decisive move, Councilwoman Viagran redirected $145,000.00 carry forward dollars from her City Council District 3 budget to the Emergency Assistance fund in order to provide direct assistance specifically to District 3 households struggling to pay their rent or in need of emergency assistance.
 
Due to the unforeseen nature of the COVID-19 pandemic; there has been an unprecedented increase in the amount of families struggling to make ends meet during this global crisis. District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran provided the following statement:
 
As the pandemic prolongs and the federal eviction moratorium expired - I saw a need, and wanted to take action to assist families dealing with financial burdens that has risen as a result of the public health and economic crisis.
 
With no Federal rent protections in place, it is unclear whether Congress will offer future aid, so we as a city have stepped up to continue to provide emergency housing assistance.
 
As a result of both Federal and Statewide evictions bans either expired or will soon expire. I have redirected funds from my District budget to assist approximately 50 households in District 3.
 
I invite my Council Colleagues to do the same and take from there City Council budgets to provide continued housing support.
 
Those who are interested in applying can call 210-207-5779 or visit the city’s website at it’s Fair Housing Program Page https://www.sanantonio.gov/NHSD/Programs/FairHousing or you can contact my office 210-207-0960.

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