Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This web page is dedicated to information and updates regarding the Mesquite, TX community.
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Water disconnections resume
The City of Mesquite has resumed water disconnections for delinquent accounts. Longer term payment plans are available to help residents who are struggling to pay their City water bills due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City can offer a payment plan that fits their unique situation. Call the Utility Billing Office at 972-216-6208 (press 0) to discuss your options.
Sharing Life Community Outreach offers financial assistance with rent, mortgage or utility bills. Please email Beth Byrum at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972-445-7403 for details.
CBDG COVID-19 Funded Activites
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Congress passed HR 78, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Stimulus Act, (CARES Act) on March 27, 2020. Following the CARES Act, the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) notified the City of Mesquite that it would receive $1,583,307 in Community Development Block Grant – COVID-19 (CDBG-CV) funds for emergency assistance to individuals, families, public service agencies and small businesses directly impacted by COVID-19.
In addition to the valuable programs featured, CDBG-CV is also a proud funder of the City of Mesquite’s Housing Rehabilitation Program to assist qualified homeowners with emergency home repairs that threaten health and safety.
November 16, 2021: Dallas County offers rent help through Emergency House Assistance Program
Mesquite, TX – November 16, 2021 – Dallas County Health & Human Services (DCHHS) continues to offer assistance to Dallas County residents through the Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP). Mesquite residents affected by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 may qualify for up to $1,500 a month for up to six months. Visit RentHelp4Me.com or call 214-819-1968 to apply for assistance.
To be eligible, Mesquite residents must be living in Dallas County, they must be behind on mortgage, rent or utility bills, residents can not currently be receiving housing assistance from any other program and a resident’s income can not exceed the area Median Income.
November 8, 2021: COVID-19 Community Vaccine Event on Nov. 13
Mesquite, TX – November 8, 2021 – On Saturday, Nov. 13, State Representatives Toni Rose & Rhetta Bowers are hosting aCOVID-19 Community Vaccine event at the Prosperity Bank in Balch Springs, 3636 Shepherd Lane. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., everyone who gets vaccinated will be entered into a raffle and will have the chance to win a barbecue grill or a bike.
There will be first, second and booster doses available of the Pfizer vaccine at the event. There will also be a limited number of single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines available.