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Financial And Housing Recovery Center Aims To Build Economically Resilient San Antonio

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At the beginning of July, the City of San Antonio opened a new Financial and Housing Recovery Center to provide a myriad of assistance programs and services for residents financially affected by COVID-19.

The FHRC's primary goal is to help San Antonio residents affected by the economic downturn achieve financial and housing stability.

As part of the city’s Recovery and Resiliency Plan crafted in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the center will also work to provide residents with tools to withstand economic challenges in the future.

Individuals and families affected by a loss of employment or reduced hours may qualify for assistance. The FHRC also offers relief for small businesses and nonprofits suffering pandemic-related losses.

How is the Financial and Housing Recovery Center funded? Could additional state and federal dollars be coming down the line to bolster the City's efforts?

What grant programs can small businesses apply for? What does that process entail?

How is the City working to prevent mass evictions after rent and mortgage moratoriums expire?

Is there a limit to the number of people the FHRC can help? Who qualifies for assistance?


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*This interview was recorded on Thursday, July 16.

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Kim Johnson is the producer for Texas Public Radio’s live, call-in show The Source. She is a Trinity University alum with bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Spanish, and a Master of Arts Degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.