The Thomas Telegraph: Vol. 1, Issue 19 – 11-12-2020
Vol. 1, Issue 19 – 11.12.20
DISTRICT F OFFICE
District F Youth-Led Conference
We are happy to report that the District F Youth-Led Conference was an overwhelming success. With the help of our fantastic speakers and sponsors, we empowered our youth leaders to steer the conversation on public safety reform and thoroughly examine solutions. Thank you to everyone who attended, participated, and assisted us with this first-of-its-kind event.
Alief Neighborhood Center
The City of Houston’s Rental Assistance Program is still accepting enrollment from landlords and renters. To receive up to $2,112 for past due rent for September, October and November, apply here.
If your landlord does not want to enroll in this program, visit this portal to enter your information.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a nationwide eviction moratorium, effective through December 31, 2020.
In order to be covered by this moratorium, you must sign and submit a declaration to your landlord. The moratorium and declaration are available here in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, Urdu, and French.
If the Rental Assistance Program does not cover the full amount that you owe to your landlord, please ask your landlord to enter into a payment plan. Templates are available here. For guidance on how to speak with your landlord about this topic, click here. For additional tenant resources, click here.
Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP)
The recently announced TEDP is now live and may provide up to 6 months of rental assistance. For more details, including eligibility, click here. For the English and Spanish brochure, click on the image. For the brochure in many other languages, click here.
FREE COVID-19 Testing at Crump Stadium extended through November 30th
Did you know that residents of Harris County are eligible for at-home testing for COVID-19? It’s true! You can even schedule larger group testing for your church, neighborhood, or club. Just call 832-393-4301 or toll free 1-800-213-8471 to schedule a time, date, and location.
The Pedestrian Access Review (PAR) Program is administered by the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD). Sidewalks and curb cut/ramps are provided to improve mobility and sidewalk accessibility for people with disabilities.
Here are updates on projects in District F:
3126 Hollow Creek Dr
11531 Dunfield Ln
12810 Braewood Glen
7503 Summer Glen Ln
10810 Umber Ct
For more information on how to apply for sidewalks and ramps, click here.
Mayor Turner has announced a new relief program for musicians and music venues that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Houston’s Musicians and Music Venues Economic Relief Program is being funded with $3 million of the City’s allocated CARES Act 2020 funds.
Musicians will be eligible for up to $5,000 in relief funding, and music venues will be eligible for up to $50,000 or $100,000, depending on budget size. For more information, review the press release.
The Planning and Development Department’s Livable Places Action Committee meets monthly and will focus on encouraging the development and preservation of affordable, quality housing for all. We encourage Houstonians to attend the meetings and give input on changes to the City’s residential development codes, rules and regulations via the department’s public engagement platform LetsTalkHouston.com.
Here are the following ways the public can participate:
– All participants must keep their device(s) mute at all times as a courtesy for the speaker.
– If you do not wish to reveal yourself, your name/email mustbe shown on your screen or you will not be able to participate.
– Do not have a blank screen.
– If you have a question during the meeting, please utilize the CHATROOM and type your question in the comment section and we will answer your question if time permits.
Food Drive @ Good News Church
Saturday, Nov 21
8400 Boone Rd SPANISH FLYER
Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru Food Fair
Save The Date:
Saturday, Dec 12