‘Very frustrating’: Renters who sought help from Bexar County describe disorganized process
The Temporary Rental Assistance Measure (TRAM) was introduced earlier this year and provides between one and six months of rental assistance to residents whose income has been negatively impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The county and HABC originally entered into a $2.6 million agreement in May to use general funds for the rental assistance program. Despite being approved for the county program earlier this year, Yarbourgh is now facing eviction. A complaint from Yarbrough recorded by county staff reads, “I am being thrown out of my home. Another TRAM applicant complaint fielded by county staff reads, “You keep asking for stuff I have submitted already 4 times to the TRAM folder.
St. Mary’s University School of Law launches hotline to help those experiencing housing issues amid pandemic
St. Mary’s University School of Law launches hotline to help those experiencing housing issues amid pandemicPublished: June 4, 2020, 6:52 pmThe St. Mary’s University School of Law has launched a hotline for South Texas residents who are experiencing housing issues due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Bexar County residents can apply for temporary rental assistance
SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County residents can apply for temporary rental assistance through Bexar County’s Temporary Rental Assistance Measure starting Friday, May 1 at 10 a.m. The program is managed by the Housing Authority of Bexar County. Those who meet the criteria can get 1-3 months of rental assistance, as long as you’re a resident of unincorporated Bexar County and 26 suburban cities outside of San Antonio. Applicants also have to submit the following documents:Proof of current income and evidence of income loss due to COVID-19. Note: this can be in the form of an employer verification of job loss, unemployment claim, current pay stubs, etc.