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In the past seven months, San Antonio has experienced losses of both life and economic stability due to COVID-19; employment, housing and food insecurities; and a racial reckoning that culminated in weeks of protests against police brutality and systemic racism.

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.

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San Antonio's new Financial and Housing Recovery Center is up and running to assist residents impacted by COVID-19. The center can navigate local residents through the variety of local, state and federal benefits.

The San Antonio Housing Authority, which received $5.7 million through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, says it's taking additional steps to support public housing residents struggling financially due to COVID-19 economic fallout.


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An eviction moratorium for non-federally protected properties expires May 18 in Texas, putting tenants who are unable to pay rent due to COVID-related job losses at risk of being kicked out. More than 1.9 million Texans filed for unemployment March 15-May 9.

Millions of Americans are out of work and struggling to make ends meet due to the ongoing public health crisis. In response, last week San Antonio City Council officially allocated $25 million to help pay the bills of those affected by COVID-19's economic fallout.

After being laid off or furloughed in response to the outbreak, millions of Americans are struggling to make rent or monthly mortgage payments. What's being done to help people facing housing insecurity and shore up real estate markets amid the coronavirus crisis?

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Leadership at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph has announced new measures to rein in Hunt Military Communities, a private housing contractor that manages some 300 homes there.

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Eight military families who claim they were sickened by mold, vermin and other toxins while living in privately-managed housing at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph and Laughlin Air Force Base are now upping the ante in court. 

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Renters are also impacted by the lack of affordable housing in San Antonio. In 2016, about 27 families were evicted every day. What are the legal options for someone facing eviction?