Mesquite, TX – November 10, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has announced the deadline for its residents financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for assistance is Sunday, Nov. 15. The funds can be used to pay rent, mortgage and utilities (electric, gas, internet). Residents can receive as much as $1,500 per month for six months, depending on eligibility. The City’s assistance program is a part of the Recovery Mesquite campaign and is funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Mesquite residents can apply for funding through Catholic Charities Dallas by email at CCDdisaster@ccdallas.org or by phone at 214-257-0674.
Mesquite residents have access to a Spanish bilingual caseworker to aid them in submitting applications. The caseworker is Jessica Shephard and she is available at Sharing Life Community Outreach, 3544 E. Emporium Circle. Residents can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment or for questions on an application.