Harlingen creates program to help residents struggling financially amid COVID-19

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HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — The city of Harlingen has created a program to assist residents struggling financially during the pandemic.

The program can help those with overdue bills, such as rent, mortgage, water/sewer, gas and electricity.

In order to qualify residents must have faced struggles brought by the pandemic, such as losing their job.

“Then you qualify for any past due payments on your mortgage, on your rent, utilities. If you had any of those difficulties, you can call loaves and fishes, set up an appointment. They will take any citizen of Harlingen,” said Gabriel Gonzalez, Harlingen Assistance City Manager.

Officials add you must have been affected from March through December.

To find out more information call (956) 423-1014.

A release says one application per household will be accepted and assistance will be provided on first come first serve basis.

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