COVID-19 Resources in Texas
Financial Support for Single Moms In Texas during COVID-19
There are many people who are finding it hard to survive with unemployment and lost jobs due to COVID-19. For this reason, the Texas State works to ensure that single moms can get through the economic crisis most of them are experiencing.
Texas Unemployment Benefits
As the Texas economy reopens, single mothers are returning to work in large numbers, although most employees lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic, do you need help finding a new job in Texas? Please visit https://www.workintexas.com/. You can also make use of the virtual as well as the in-person services throughout Texas. You can also call 2-1-1 to see if there are any services available in your locality, including rent, utility, and food assistance.
Healthy Texas Women
Healthy Texas Women is committed to supporting single mothers through the provision of family planning and other health services to those residing in Texas. The program assists women in planning for their families. Whether you are looking to postpone pregnancy, or simply prevent it, Healthy Texas Women is there to assist you! Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the HTW and the Family Planning Program (FPP) now offer Covid-19 testing services to single moms in Texas as part of the benefits. Do you want to test if you are positive for coronavirus? Well, call 2-1-1 and select option 6 for more information about the pandemic and on how you can find a testing site. Find out more about Health Texas Women at https://www.healthytexaswomen.org/.
Covid-19 Tax Relief
Covid-19 Tax Relief support single mothers taxpayers by offering timely information concerning the Covid-19 pandemic. Small businesses impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic can qualify for new employer tax credits, including the Credit for Sick and Family Leave and the Employee Retention Credit. For more information, please visit https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p5419.pdf. Learn more about Covid-19 Tax Relief at https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments.
Austin Creative Alliance: Artist Emergency Relief Fund
Artist Emergency Relief Fund is a program designed to support single mom artist who has been impacted by the Covid-29 pandemic and have lost their income because of cancellation of some gigs, including concerts, performances, and commissions. To be eligible for the fund, you must an artist residing in Greater Austin. This fund is provided to enable single mothers to cope with the situation created by Covid-19 and maintain their financial stability. For more information, please visit https://www.austincreativealliance.org/emergency.
Tenant-Based Rent Assistance
The TBRA is given to single moms who demonstrate the need to adjust their rent payment due to lost income as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. This program enables single mothers to move from being homeless to self-sufficiency. You have to be a resident of Austin and be able to demonstrate the need for rental assistance to be eligible to apply. Visit http://www.austintexas.gov/department/housing/locations for more information.
Rent Relief and Housing Assistance
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and the 211 Texas support single moms in need of assistance by allowing them to select their location and the kind of help they need, including rent, utility, food, and housing support. Some organizations are committed to helping single mothers with emergency housing needs. https: //www.taa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/TAA-Cororavirus-Renter-Resources-1.pdf shows organizations helping with housing and rent. Visit https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/texans.htm and https://www.211texas.org/ for more information.