HOUSTON - Houston's Mayor Sylvester Turner announced a $1 million donation from Houston Texans Co-Founder and Senior Chair Janice S. McNair and the McNair family to the second rent relief package for the city of Houston. The funds will be distributed to the most vulnerable families first who cannot pay rent due to economic challenges caused by COVID-19.
"So many are struggling to provide for their families during the COVID-19 pandemic," remarked McNair. "It was extremely important to me and my family to step up and make sure the most vulnerable in our community don't lose their homes at this critical time. It's one thing we can do to keep families together and provide some hope to people who need it. I'm thankful to Mayor Turner for providing programs focused on assisting our neighbors."
Funding for the city's second rental relief package includes $15 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, and $5 million from private donors.
"I appreciate Houston Texans' Janice McNair and the McNair family for their contribution to our city's rental relief program. Their contribution will help many families and Houstonians across our city while also providing hope as we all continue to combat COVID-19," said Mayor Turner.
The $1 million contribution is in addition to the over $1 million already donated by the McNair family and the Houston Texans Foundation to COVID-19 recovery efforts including to the Houston Food Bank, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston, the YMCA of Greater Houston, the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund, Southern Smoke and more.
For more information about the Houston Rent Relief Package, please visit HoustonRentAssistance.org.