Takoma Park Accepting Applications for $1,000 in Cash Assistance

Takoma Park residents can now apply for one-time lump-sum payments of $1,000 as part of the city’s Direct Cash Assistance program, city officials announced.

The city has partnered with LiveStories (FORWARD) to distribute $2.1 million in state and local recovery funds it received under the American Rescue Plan Act.

The Direct Cash Assistance program will provide a one-time $1,000 direct cash assistance to eligible households in Takoma Park to assist those negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “A majority of low- to moderate-income households in the City experience a housing cost burden and may have experienced the inability to pay rent, monthly mortgage payments, or lost employment during this unprecedented period,” the city’s announcement said.

Applications opened at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and will remain open until funds have been exhausted.

General eligibility criteria for the Direct Cash Assistance program include:

  • Household income must be less than $50,000;
  • Must be located within the boundaries of Takoma Park, Maryland (address cannot be a PO Box or an address that leads to a shipping center as their physical location).

Applications and more information can be found on Takoma Park’s Direct Cash Assistance program website.

Photo: “Cash” by 401(K) 2013 is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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