Killeen residents who have endured financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for utility and rental assistance.

According to a press release from the City of Killeen, funds received from the CARES Act will be used to help Killeen residents with utility and rental payments. Applications can be submitted starting Monday, May 4 at 10 AM.

Providing assistance to lower income income households is priority, and applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Maximum household income will be determined by household size. To qualify for financial assistance, applicants must have endured financial hardship directly associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. IE: being furloughed, laid off, loss of hours

The utility assistance can only be used for Killeen utilities such as garbage, water and sewer. Cellphone, internet, and electricity bills are not covered under Killeen's utility assistance. Any charges and fees prior to March 27 will not be paid, and assistance provided will be deposited directly into the utility account.

To apply for rental assistance you must submit a copy of your current lease agreement. Any charges and fees prior to March 27 will not be paid and assistance will be paid directly to the property manager.

To fill out an online application visit KilleenTexas.gov/Programs. Sign, date and email the completed application along with required attachments to the corresponding address.

Applications will be reviewed by Community Development staff and may be processed within 3 days. Applicants will be notified of approval. Funds are extremely limited, so get your paperwork together and submit your application ASAP.

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