Dear Parents and Guardians,
If you have lost your job please visit the Texas Workforce Commission - I understand that it's best to file online due to high call volumes. - https://www.twc.texas.gov/
If you are self employed:
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: New federal law provides unemployment benefits for self-employed and other workers, adds an additional $600 to weekly benefits, and offers other benefits that you can read about in these FAQs about unemployment insurance or the complete guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor.
To apply for unemployment benefits, select the state where you worked below. You’ll find website links and/or phone numbers to file and learn more about eligibility, benefits, and other questions you might have.
Each state administers their own Unemployment Insurance program, so individual state websites are the best source for updated information.
Benefits.gov for state resources - https://www.benefits.gov/help/faq/Coronavirus-resources
Rental Assistance - To ease the burden on renters during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Texas Supreme Court and Tarrant County have temporarily suspended eviction court hearings with few exceptions. The Texas Supreme Court’s suspension runs through May 1, and Tarrant County’s is in place indefinitely. https://fortworthtexas.gov/news/2020/04/COVID-19-Rental-Assistance/
Utility Assistance - The City of Fort Worth Community Action Partners program is accepting mail-in PDF applications or online applications for electric, gas or propane utility bill assistance or rental assistance. Download an application or call 817-392-5720. In addition, the Tarrant County Department of Human Services can provide assistance rent and utilities. Call 817-531-5620 during regular business hours.