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Turner And Emmett Announce Fourth Round Of Grants From Harvey Relief Fund

The grants amount to $42.3 million and will be disbursed to 27 local nonprofits that provide services related to home repairs, behavioral health and legal services

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner (left) and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett (right), who in this file photo appear at a press event held in October 2017 to announce the first round of grants from the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, announced the fourth round of grants on Thursday March 15, 2018.
Al Ortiz | Houston Public Media
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner (left) and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett (right), who in this file photo appear at a press event held in October 2017 to announce the first round of grants from the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, announced the fourth round of grants on Thursday March 15, 2018.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett announced Thursday, March 15th, the fourth round of grants from the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. This latest round which amounts to $42.3 million and will distribute the monies to 27 local nonprofit organizations.

According to a joint news release from the City of Houston and Harris County, this latest round of funding is the largest yet and brings the total amount distributed by the Fund to $108.8 million.

The Fund has supported 123 local nonprofit organizations.

The new round of funding will provide $31.6 million in grants to eight organizations to support continued home repair efforts; while $6 million is being disbursed to six organizations for behavioral health services and $4.3 million is being disbursed to six organizations to help provide legal services, including consumer protection issues, such as landlord/tenant issues and breach of contract, and title clearances.

Additionally, the Fund is making a grant to the Houston Coalition for the Homeless to provide case management and longer-term housing to 550 households at risk of homelessness after Harvey, which hit the Texas coast more than six months ago.

For additional information regarding these services, flood victims can call 2-1-1.

Click on this link for a list of grant recipients, the services they will provide, the dollar amounts of their grants and related information.