HAYS COUNTY – Hays County Commissioners Court today further clarified the parameters of the Hays County COVID-19 Relief Program, which is being administered by Hays County and Blanco River Regional Recovery Team (BR3T). The deadline to apply is Dec. 22.
The goal of the program, originally approved Nov. 24, is to provide assistance for mortgage, rent, and utility payments to Hays County residents who can show COVID-related job loss, job reduction, or inability to work.
Grant applications will be evaluated based on need and awarded funds will range from $500 to $5,000. The eligibility parameters are below:
- Eligibility Period is March 1, 2020 through Dec. 30, 2020
- Applications must be received by Dec. 22, 2020
o No extensions will be granted beyond this period
- Program Services will include mortgage/rent & utility assistance only
- Financial caps for assistance are modified as follows
o Single Person Home
$1,500 per month – Mortgage/Rent $1,000 per month – Utilities
o Multi Family Home
$2,400 per month – Mortgage/Rent $1,000 per month – Utilities
o Monthly Assistance will not exceed a 90-day or three-month period
o Number of family members per household will be determined by those living in the home as of March 1
Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra said he believes this program will help many struggling families in Hays County. “I urge residents who are experiencing financial difficulties to apply for a grant,” he said.
Applications will be accepted until December 22, 2020 on the BR3T website.