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Montgomery Co. commissioners greenlight $500 stimulus check plan for residents

Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack’s plan to return $65 million to taxpayers passed during Monday’s special Commissioners Court session.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas — Editor's note: The above video aired on May 14, 2020.

Montgomery County commissioners on Monday gave the green light for a plan to implement a $500 economic stimulus proposal.

Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack’s plan to return $65 million to taxpayers passed during Monday’s special Commissioners Court session. The plan is still subject to guidance from the U.S. Treasury.

The plan would send each homesteaded property owner throughout Montgomery County who completes an application a $500 stimulus check. There are currently approximately 130,721 homesteaded properties in Montgomery County as of April 1, 2020.

To qualify for the funds you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen 
  • Own a homesteaded property in Montgomery County as of April 1, 2020 
  • Apply between July 1 and August 1 
  • Be current on property taxes

The Commissioners Court also approved $10 million for renters with more details of the plan to come. The county attorney will present an official resolution during the June 9 Commissioners Court session for final approval. 

Information on online and in-person applications is forthcoming, county officials said.

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