By: Francisco Diaz, The Laredo Sun
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs approved the funds after having suspended the items of support for the Webb County for nearly two years.
In October 2009, mismanagement of state funds in the CAA agency in Webb were found, with employees providing assistance to those who did not qualify for them.
County officials were forced to make a plan where they would reorganize the office so state authorities could review the Webb office and decide receive funding.
State government approved the plan, and authorized $1,952,400 that will be used immediately to help families.
The Commissioners Court officially accepted the money and instructed Vargas to speed the program so that the benefits start arriving to families as soon as possible.
Vargas noted that persons interested in obtaining support can approach one of the five county community centers to process an appointment.
These community centers include those in Rio Bravo, Larga Vista, Buenos Aires, Mirando and Lily Perez.
Vargas said that people who qualify for this program can receive assistance up to four times a year for a maximum total of $1,200.
Edited by: C.R.