Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities’ Mamie George Community Center to Welcome Clients Back Inside in June

As more people get vaccinated against COVID-19 and cases decline in Fort Bend County, Catholic Charities’ Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) in Richmond will soon open the door to safely invite clients back inside the facility. “We’re going to be very intentional in how we re-open to ensure that clients, volunteers, community members and staff can all interact safely,” said Gladys Brumfield-James, MGCC executive director. Catholic Charities will continue to require that everyone in the […]

New Eviction Intervention Program Saves Families from Immediate Homelessness as Nationwide Ban on Evictions Faces Legal Challenges

The Alliance Tapped to Intercede in Cases Heading to Court, Helping Tenants and Landlords Access Rent Relief from Pandemic Fund Local Tenants with Docket Numbers Encouraged to Apply A new initiative is underway to help local residents who are still battling the financial effects of COVID-19.  Though employers are gradually rebuilding their ranks, many people remain unemployed or underemployed, while many employed workers are still significantly behind on rent from the months when thousands of […]

Navigator Agencies Begin Outreach to Help People Apply for New $159 Million Houston-Harris County Rental Assistance Relief Fun

Some of Region’s Most Trusted Nonprofits Recruited to Assist Vulnerable Populations, as Program Begins Distributing Aid As a new source of rental assistance begins helping local families, several nonprofits have been appointed by the City of Houston and Harris County and will soon start helping additional people apply for the new $159 million Houston-Harris County Emergency Rental Assistance Program.  The navigator agencies will eliminate potential challenges some renters may find in the application process, such as […]

City of Houston and Harris County Establish New Rental Assistance Fund, Appoint BakerRipley and Catholic Charities to Administer Program

Help for Local Families—$159 Million in New COVID-19 Relief Fund to Cover Past-Due Rent and Future Rent for Families Struggling from Pandemic;  Applications to be Randomly Selected for Verification, not First-Come, First-Served As the pandemic’s presence in the region nears the one-year mark, officials from the City of Houston and Harris County voted this week to authorize a new rental assistance program to help families who are at risk of losing their homes from pandemic-related impacts of unemployment, business closures, […]

51,167 Families Helped by $61 Million+ in COVID-19 Relief Grants

$1,200 Grants Provided to Families Impacted by Pandemic, via Harris County’s CARES Fund Administered by Catholic Charities The holiday season was a little brighter for over 51,000 families who received aid from the $61.4 million Harris County COVID-19 Emergency Direct Assistance Program, administered by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The fund came from the County’s CARES funding and provided a one-time $1,200 payment to 51,167 eligible applicants (one per household). The County initially […]

Two Million Pounds and Counting: Catholic Charities Food Distribution Underscores Historic Need for Food Assistance in Fort Bend County

Richmond’s Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) recently surpassed the two million-pound mark in food distribution since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  MGCC is the hub for services provided by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, including food and financial assistance, and a robust program for seniors. “During the pandemic, Catholic Charities is distributing four times as much food as usual to families in need,” said Gladys Brumfield-James, MGCC executive director.  “The lines are […]

Harris County Issues New $40 Million COVID-19 Relief Fund, To Be Administered by Catholic Charities

Fund Will Provide $1200 Payments to 33,000+ Families; Open Enrollment for Harris County Residents November 2-6 (Not a first-come, first-served program) A new $40 million COVID-19 relief fund, issued by Harris County, opens Monday, November 2, and will accept applications through Friday, November 6. The Harris County COVID-19 Emergency Direct Assistance Fund will be administered by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and will provide one-time payments of $1200 to up to 33,333 families […]