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Posted on: May 1, 2020

5-1-20 City Opens Utility and Rental Assistance Programs (Ciudad de Killeen Comunicado de Prensa)

The City of Killeen has dedicated CARES Act funding to assist residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications for financial assistance for City of Killeen utilities and rent will be accepted beginning Monday.

Qualified applicants must be Killeen residents and must have experienced loss of employment, reduction in hours of employment, inability to work because of quarantine or a related situation resulting from COVID-19. There are maximum income levels based on household size, but priority will be given to the lowest income households. Funding is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.

Utility assistance is available only for City of Killeen utility bills (water, sewer, garbage and fees). Assistance may be provided for expenses incurred March 27, 2020 or after, and no funds may be used for charges or late fees prior to that date. Payment will be applied directly to the utility account.

Rental assistance may be provided for expenses incurred March 27, 2020 or after, and no funds may be used for charges or late fees prior to that date. A current copy of the applicant’s lease agreement will be required, and approved payment will be made directly to the property manager or owner.

Applications for utility and rental assistance will be available beginning Monday, May 4, at 10 a.m. Online forms will be located at KilleenTexas.gov/Programs. Paper forms will be available in person at the Community Development Office located at 802 N. 2nd Street, Building E. Applications must be complete and submitted with all required attachments to be considered for approval. Only one application per household per program will be accepted.

To submit a digital application, complete the fillable form then sign and date it. Email the completed application along with required attachments to the appropriate address as soon as possible:

Once a completed application is received with all required documentation, Community Development staff anticipates processing to be complete within three business days. All information provided will be reviewed and verified to document that it is true and accurate and directly associated with financial hardship due to COVID-19. Applicants will be notified of approval.

There is no obligation by the City of Killeen to fund a submitted application. All funding considerations are subject to the availability of funds and program regulatory and statutory guidance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

(La Ciudad de Killeen a dedicado fondos del CARES Act para asistir a residentes afectados por la pandemia COVID-19. Solicitudes para asistencia financiera con servicios públicos de la Ciudad de Killeen y con alquiler serán aceptadas comenzando el lunes.

Solicitantes elegibles deben ser residentes de Killeen y estar enfrentando la pérdida de empleo, reducción en horas de trabajo, o no poder trabajar por causa de cuarentena o por otra situación relacionada que ha resultado por el COVID-19. Deben cumplir con niveles de ingresos máximos, basados en el tamaño del hogar, pero hay prioridad para hogares con los más bajos ingresos. Fondos son limitados y se proporcionarán por orden de llegada.

Asistencia con servicios públicos es disponible solamente para cuentas con la Ciudad de Killeen (agua, alcantarilla, basura y tarifa). Asistencia se puede proporcionar para gastos incurridos en o despues del 27 de marzo del 2020, y no se proporcionarán fondos para cargos de servicio o cargos por pagos atrasados antes de esta fecha. Pagos se aplicarán directamente a la cuenta de servicio.

Asistencia de alquiler puede ser proporcionada para gastos incurridos el 27 de marzo del 2020 o despues, y fondos no serán utilizados en gastos o recargos incurridos antes de esta fecha. Una copia del acuerdo de alquiler actual del solicitante será requirida, y pagos aprobados se harán directamente al administrador de la propiedad o al dueño.

Solicitudes para servicios públicos o asistencia de alquiler serán disponibles comenzando el lunes, 4 de mayo a las 10 a.m. Solicitudes en línea serán localizadas en KilleenTexas.gov/Programs. Formularios en papel serán disponibles en persona en la oficina de Community Development ubicada en 802 N. 2nd Street, Building E. Solicitudes se deben llenar completamente y sometidas con toda documentación requirida para ser consideradas para aprobación. Solamente una solicitud por hogar será aceptada.

Para someter una solicitud digital, complete la forma rellenable, firmela y ponga la fecha. Envíe la solicitud y todo documento requirido por correo electrónico a la dirección apropiada tan pronto como sea posible:

Una vez que la solicitud completa es recibida con todo documento requirido, el personal de Community Development anticipa terminar el proceso dentro de tres días hábiles. Toda información será revisada y verificada para documentar que toda es verídica y precisa y directamenta asociada con una dificultad financiera causada por el COVID-19. Solicitantes serán notificados tocante su aprobación.

No hay ninguna obligación por parte de la Ciudad de Killeen para proporcionar fondos a una solicitud sometida. Toda consideración de fondos esta sujeta a la disposición de fondos y guías regulatorias y estatutarias del programa bajo el Departamento Federal de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano.)

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