Maryland city providing $1,000 COVID-19 cash relief payments to some residents

A Maryland city is providing its residents an opportunity to apply for a $1,000 COVID-19 cash relief payment.

Takoma Park says it is making available the direct cash assistance to households who were negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Applications opened at 8 a.m. on October 25. They will remain open until the funds have been exhausted.

The city says it is partnering with LiveStories (FORWARD) to administer $2.1 million in COVID-19 relief funds to provide the one-time, lump-sum payments.

In order to be eligible:

- Household income must be less than $50,000.

- Must be located within the boundaries of Takoma Park, Maryland (address cannot be a PO Box or an address that leads to a shipping center as their physical location).

More information about how to apply can be found online.