Archive for August, 2020

Houstonians encouraged to apply for COVID-19 rental assistance program

HOUSTON — Mayor Sylvester Turner is reminding Houstonians – residents and landlords – about the City’s rental assistance program to help those experiencing financial challenges as a result of COVID-19. Information available here in English (.pdf) and Spanish (.pdf) Through Wednesday, August 26, landlords can register their properties online to participate in the […]

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Breast cancer survivor, author appointed to Sisters Network BOD

HOUSTON – Sisters Network® Inc. (SNI), the only national African American breast cancer survivor-run organization in the United States is pleased to announce that Karla Baptiste has been appointed to serve on Sisters Network Inc. National Board of Directors. Baptiste, a 13-year breast cancer survivor, has become a force in […]

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Historic move: Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as VP running mate

WASHINGTON – The wait is over. Former Vice President Joe Biden has selected California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his VP running mate in the 2020 election showdown against President Donald Trump. This historic move makes Harris the first African American and South Asian woman to be on a major […]

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Mayor announces $20 Million COVID-19 rent relief program

HOUSTON — Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston City Council approved a $20 million rent relief package to help Houstonians who cannot pay rent due to economic challenges caused by COVID-19. Funding for the City’s second rental relief package includes $15 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, […]

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City’s ‘More Space’ program helps restaurants during COVID-19

HOUSTON — Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council members today approved the new More Space program to help restaurants accommodate more customers while maintaining social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new program allows any restaurant to convert 50% of its off-street parking spaces to serve customers. This expanded outdoor […]

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