In This Issue:
- File Your Taxes for Free
- Build With Connective: A Deep Look Into Our Community
- TDHCA Texas Homeowner Assistance Fund
- The Public Assistance State of Texas Assessment Tool (pSTAT)
File Your Taxes for Free
For over twelve years BakerRipley has brought its free, quality tax services to your community!
BakerRipley serves families and individuals that earn up to $58,000 with FREE:
- Tax return preparation
- ITIN application and renewal
- Child Tax Credit assistance
- Over 15 locations for in-person service in the Greater Houston Area and Montgomery County
- Virtual service available – with the help of an IRS Certified Tax Preparer
Let’s spread the word! As we want to help neighbors claim the credits they qualify for, like the Child Tax Credit which has great benefits that will only apply for this year.
- Flyer for BakerRipley’s tax sites in English/Spanish HERE
- Flyer for BakerRipley’s tax sites in Vietnamese/Chinese HERE
- List of documents to bring for tax preparation HERE
- List of documents to bring for ITIN services HERE
Questions? Call us at 713-273-3755
More information: www.freetaxcenters.org
Build With Connective: A Deep Look Into Our Community
Connective recently released Build With Us!, a human-centered research report surrounding residents in Harris County affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The report is the culmination of over a year’s worth of research, conversation, and deep dives into research topics using monthlong “design research sprints.”
With help from a generous research grant from United Way of Greater Houston and the Greater Houston Community Foundation, Connective gained a better understanding of residents in Harris County. The insights and knowledge gained during the research allowed them to lead the way in innovative program design, advocate for groups that live in the margins, and adjust resources in real-time to respond to changing needs.
Connective has also launched an accompanying website where users can explore research based on their topic of interest, search for research insights, view methodology, and download a full PDF copy of the report. Explore at buildwithconnective.org.
TDHCA Texas Homeowner Assistance Fund
The Texas Homeowner Assistance Fund is now open! Assistance is available for past-due mortgage, property tax, property insurance, and HOA expenses for qualifying homeowners. Program details and application can be found at texashomeownerassistance.com.This program is funded by American Rescue Plan funds made available to TDHCA.
Additionally, TDHCA is offering webinars for navigators interested in learning more about the program and how to support homeowners. There are 4 sessions available, more information and registration can be found at: https://yardi.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qSqxtltMQbCjVYnlXLQezw
- Mar 9, 2022 11:00 AM
- Mar 16, 2022 11:00 AM
- Mar 23, 2022 11:00 AM
- Mar 30, 2022 11:00 AM
Please encourage eligible homeowners to apply!
The Public Assistance State of Texas Assessment Tool (pSTAT)
To qualify for federal assistance after a disaster, states must meet a pre-established threshold. The Public Assistance State of Texas Assessment Tool (pSTAT) should be used by local governments to capture damages to public infrastructure, debris and other FEMA designated categories in order to meet that threshold.
pSTAT is a damage assessment tool for use at any event. To utilize the tool, or for more information, visit: https://pstat.tdem.texas.gov/