by Kennedy Sessions, Houston Chronicle

“Uplift Harris” aims to give financial relief to low-income families in the county, with parties receiving $500 a month for 18 months.

Harris County’s guaranteed income program “Uplift Harris,” a pilot program aimed at giving financial relief to low-income families, is set to open its portal for eligible applicants in the upcoming weeks. The program, approved by Harris County Commissioners in June, is being funded through $20.5 million in American Rescue Plan Funds and makes the state’s largest county the first in Texas to launch the program.

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