Hurd Announces Additional $18 Million for Localities to Help Vulnerable Populations

June 9, 2020
Press Release

SAN ANTONIO – Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) announced more than $18 million will be distributed across the cities of San Antonio and El Paso and Bexar County to further address COVID-19 among vulnerable populations. 

These funds are Emergency Service Grants (ESG) made available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grants will be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance. The funds will also support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. These funds are the result of the CARES Act. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic affects all Americans regardless of their background or socioeconomic status. The more than $18 million in resources from the Department of Housing and Urban Development will allow our localities to continue combating the spread of COVID-19 among some of our most vulnerable populations. When we passed the CARES Act with bipartisan support, my colleagues and I knew it was not the full answer to combating the pandemic, but that it would ensure Americans had more resources to make it through. This funding will allow Bexar County and the cities of San Antonio and El Paso to continue response and recovery efforts,” said Hurd.

The following allocations were made to the Cities of San Antonio, El Paso and Bexar County:

  • San Antonio, TX - $12,950,577
  • El Paso, TX - $3,964,248
  • Bexar County - $1,859,901