San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) has launched two new funding initiatives to assist residents facing financial hardship during the COVID-19 crisis as part of efforts to assist more than 19,000 public housing and SAHA owned and managed mixed-income community residents. SAHA is contributing $350,000 to the City of San Antonio’s COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Program, formerly known as the Risk Mitigation Fund, to help SAHA residents with rent assistance. SAHA will also provide staff to support the program’s application review.
Written by rudyarispe on May 8 2020 - 10:21am
Written by rudyarispe on May 7 2020 - 9:56pm
Allee Wallace recently returned home after spending a month at death’s door, slowly recuperating from a life-or-death struggle against the coronavirus. But Allee refused to answer death knocking. At 85 years old, the odds were stacked against him. But he credits his savior, Jesus Christ – as well as doctors and nurses at Brooke Army Medical Center and Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital – for saving his life and restoring him back to health.
Written by Andrew Gordon on May 4 2020 - 6:50pm
Sometimes in our lives we all have pain We all have sorrow The announcement of Bill Withers’ death by his family on April 3 was a mere footnote in history, lost among the urgency of the current global health pandemic. Paradoxically, Withers’ most popular and familiar recording has increasingly become part of the collective national consciousness, just as it has countless times before in time of personal crisis, disaster and suffering.
Written by Eileen Pace on May 4 2020 - 11:15am
Home-stitched mask-making took off after the Center for Disease Control suggested the public wear cloth masks for the protection of others, advice reinforced by San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff.
Written by rudyarispe on Apr 29 2020 - 10:46pm
It's no secret that plants are known to have a positive effect on a person's mood and disposition since greenery sprouts great mental health benefits. With that in mind, as well as to remind individuals to continue to shelter-in-place and practice social distancing, a coalition of interior plantscapers recently launched a #StayPlanted initiative to remind you to stay "planted" at home.
Written by rudyarispe on Apr 29 2020 - 9:38pm
Residents in unincorporated Bexar County and 26 suburban cities, including Leon Valley, Kirby, and Somerset, can apply online for rental assistance through Bexar County’s Temporary Rental Assistance Measure (TRAM) beginning 10 a.m. May 1.
Written by Texas Tribune on Apr 27 2020 - 7:56pm
By Edgar Walters, The Texas Tribune April 27, 2020 Editor's note: This story has been updated with details on Gov. Greg Abbott's plan to begin re-opening businesses May 1.
Written by rudyarispe on Apr 23 2020 - 8:47pm
People who have been affected by the coronavirus and in dire need of assistance with rent, utilities, groceries, medicine and fuel have help on the way with the creation of a $25 million assistance program approved April 23 by C
Written by Beth Graham on Apr 23 2020 - 7:56pm
A worldwide pandemic and the resulting disruption of daily routines can cause corresponding upheaval for children, who may not be able to understand the changes in their lives. Parents, caregivers and teachers may find it difficult to help children through hard times.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Apr 15 2020 - 7:05pm
Closures and shelter-in-place orders brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic mean even more stress, especially for many middle- and low-income families and individuals, and people suffering in abusive situations. There is support and help for people struggling with mental and emotional health issues, and those without adequate shelter who need assistance in this overwhelmingly difficult time.