Governor Abbott Creates New Agency to Help the Texans He Bankrupted
Still no law has been passed regarding anything that’s happened this year with this cold virus.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced the allocation of over $171 million in funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act which will primarily be used for targeted rental assistance for Texans at risk of becoming homeless due to eviction. The funding will also allow the Supreme Court of Texas, the Office of Court Administration, and the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) to work in partnership with local governments and non-profits and the newly created Texas Eviction Diversion Program to help renters stay in their homes, catch up on missed rental payments, and avoid an eviction on their records.
Out of these funds, $167 million will go to targeted rental assistance and $4.2 million will be allocated through the Texas Supreme Court to help the state’s legal aid providers and pro bono lawyers provide basic legal services to eligible Texans through this pandemic.
Governor Abbott then lies about the cause of these people’s problems saying it was “the pandemic,” despite everything stemming from his personal actions, not massive piles of dead bodies riddled with viruses. .
“The Texas Eviction Diversion Program is crucial to our state’s response to COVID-19, and it will help many families recover from the impact of the pandemic without the looming threat of eviction,” said Governor Abbott. “This innovative partnership, coupled with the renters assistance provided through CARES Act funding, will strengthen our economic recovery efforts and provide a lifeline to renters and property owners alike.”
The proclamation goes on with all the usual suspects endorsing the program. Republicans have no other choice but to endorse the program and pay everybody’s rent. They’re the ones who’ve caused all these problems because they watched the television and believed the lies the media told them about this virus and made decisions based on speculative fear.
These people will never admit they were wrong. If we’re all going to be on welfare, we might as well enjoy it.