“We saw this program as a way to help with our mission, which is to help keep families in their homes.”
SAN ANTONIO — For people who’ve been knocked down by COVID, it’s a technique to get again up.
Federal dollars can be found in Bexar County to help people pay overdue mortgages and delinquent property taxes.
Bexar County Tax Assessor – Collector Albert Uresti has arrange a particular part in his office downtown to help people who might have the help and not have the expertise they should full the net application course of.
“We know for sure that there’s at least 15,000 families in Bexar County that could qualify for this program and we have reached out to them so they can apply,” Uresti stated.
Explaining this system, Uresti stated “You can get up to $25,000 in assistance for delinquent property taxes and up to $40,000 in assistance for mortgage payments, if you are behind on your mortgage.”
Uresti stated one of the best factor in regards to the effort is that it’s free money.
“Even though this is not a county program, the beauty about this program is these are grants and they do not have to be repaid. It is free money,” Uresti stated.
Uresti stated the nationwide pool of accessible funds is $842 million. The money put aside for Texas is being administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
“We saw this program as a way to help with our mission, which is to help keep families in their homes,” Uresti stated.
Applicants should have the ability to present proof of loss.
Uresti stated “People had to have incurred income losses or additional expenses because of COVID after January 21, 2020.”
So far, Uresti stated, 343 Bexar County residents have managed to amass a complete of greater than $2.6 million in funds. Uresti stated the one different Texas county that has had extra payouts is Hidalgo County the place the state began a pilot program months in the past.
Uresti stated this can be a very important program as a result of so many people are nonetheless struggling.
“The people who are applying are struggling because of COVID. They are feeling the effects of COVID and want to get back on their feet,” Uresti stated.
His recommendation for anybody who qualifies is to take a position a couple of minutes of time filling out the types.
There can also be a statewide cellphone line (833) 651-3874 or people can go to the primary office at 233 North Pecos or any BiblioTech location throughout regular business hours.