Proposed by Precinct One Commissioner Rodney Ellis, the $30 million COVID-19 Relief Fund will help our most vulnerable residents pay for rent, food, medical care, child care and other basic needs.
The Harris County COVID-19 Relief Fund (HCCRF), which is slated to be distributed equitably throughout the county, will provide $1,200 for households of one to four residents, and $1,500 for households of five-plus people.
The county’s Relief Fund will be managed by the Greater Houston Community Foundation, which already is managing a COVID-19 relief fund.
The Greater Houston Community Foundation has the knowledge, capacity, values and community trust to administer the fund.
The Greater Houston Community Foundation will ensure that the funds reach all residents by working with nonprofit, community-based organizations that serve vulnerable communities and through an accessible public intake process.