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Marshall nonprofit offering rental assistance to some east Texas residents

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December 9, 2021


MARSHALL, Texas (KSLA) — A nonprofit foundation in Marshall is offering some east Texas residents help with rental assistance.

The Tracy Andrus Foundation has operated for about two years with the goal of helping people in need get back on their feet. The nonprofit received $500,000 from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to help Texans recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

“We can pay up to six months of late payments for anyone who is behind. If you’ve been affected by COVID-19, that’s what the state gave us the money for is half a million dollars and we’re able to help you out,” said Tracy Andrus, the foundation’s executive director.

Through his foundation, Andrus encourages people to be the best version of themselves, regardless of their backgrounds.

“This foundation was birthed out of the experiences that I had. I once was on the wrong side of the road, ended up in prison with a 57-year prison sentence. I did my time in Louisiana and Texas. And when I was released from prison in 1994, my hope was to be able to reach back and help somebody so they wouldn’t have to go down the same path that I went down,” he explained.

Residents of Harrison County, Shelby, Sabine, and San Augustine counties are eligible to apply for assistance.

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