The Montgomery County Commissioners Court has authorized the county attorney's office to move forward with a plan that will take unused money given to the county by the federal government and give it directly to residents.
Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack's proposal to return $65 million back to residents passed, subject to guidance from the U.S. Treasury, during a special commissioners court session on Monday.
The plan, if approved, will send qualified homesteaded property owners throughout the county, who complete an application, a $500 stimulus check.
"What I'd like to do is try to find a way to get that money back in the hand of the taxpayer, because they're the ones that have really been harmed the most during COVID-19," Noack explained in April.
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There are about 130,721 homesteaded properties in Montgomery County as of April 1, according to county officials.
AREN'T SURE IF YOU QUALIFY? CHECK THE LIST BELOW:
- Must be U.S. citizen
- Must own a homesteaded property in Montgomery County as of April 1, 2020
- Must apply between July 1 and August 1
- Must be current on property taxes
The county will be posting more information regarding online and in-person applications as soon as it becomes available.
The commissioners court also approved an additional $10 million for renters.
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