San Antonio has opened a one-stop COVID-19 Financial and Housing Recovery Center. As coronavirus cases continue to rise and Texas becomes a global hotspot for the virus, cities across the state, including San Antonio are creating relief resources to help those who are suffering. San Antonio’s new Financial and Housing is officially in operation to assist residents who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.

This center exists to help local residents navigate through local, state, and federal benefits that they may be eligible for. Roland Martinez, the Department of Human Services spokesman explains that the function of this center is to aid people in getting help during this uncertain time.

San Antonio residents can visit the center for in-person assistance by making an appointment or can receive help over the phone. The San Antonio Financial and Housing Recovery Center website can be accessed at covid19.sanantonio.gov. Residents can also call the San Antonio COVID-19 hotline at 210-207-5910 for more information.

Martinez continues, “We know there are residents who have become unemployed, lost a lot of their work hours, or have a business that is hurting badly.” Martinez also said there are key areas of assistance that the house provides such as, “Financial counseling, fair housing counseling, rent and mortgage assistance, pro bono legal representation for eviction cases, workforce assistance, homeless services counseling and small business recovery assistance.”

He said residents can visit the center in-person for help with an advance appointment or can get assistance over the phone. As the world continues to attempt to navigate the uncertain medical climate that the coronavirus has fostered, the city of San Antonio is hopeful that resource centers such as the Financial and Housing Recovery Center will help bring about information while also supporting a population that has been heavily affected by the continuing pandemic.

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