March 21, 2021
This Week's News
Updated COVID-19 Recovery Resources
The City of Garland and other community partners are facilitating access to various recovery programs for residents who have been impacted by COVID-19.

Rental assistance is available through Catholic Charities of Dallas. You can check your eligibility and apply for this assistance online or contact a case manager for assistance by calling 214-257-0674. One-on-one meetings can be scheduled, as needed, between noon and 4 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday at Garland's Central Library, 625 Austin St.

Assistance is available for a variety of services, including financial assistance for housing, utilities, food and medical expenses, as well as workforce training and job placement services, and counseling and emergency shelter.

Visit our Recovery Resources page at to find out more.
Neighborhood Leader Meet & Greet Thursday, March 25
Sign up for the next virtual Neighborhood Leader Meet & Greet, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25.

You will hear City updates, network with other neighborhood leaders and learn of possible opportunities for your neighborhood.

How Mindy Le Makes Her Mark on Garland
It’s not hard to find “makers” of all ages in Garland, from business owners to community leaders. But it’s not every day you find residents who started giving back to the community from an early age.

We introduce you to one such young lady in this month’s Make Your Mark profile.
Garland to Provide One-Time “Drip Adjustment” to All Residential Customers

The Garland City Council has approved a one-time residential water bill adjustment to offset the costs related to dripping faucets during the cold weather event.

The 2,000-gallon credit will show as a reduction of the monthly Cost of Basic Service charge in April utility bills. This adjustment applies to both single-family and multifamily residents.

Garland’s Utility Customer Service is available to assist residents whose water bills might reflect excessive water consumption due to broken pipes. Be sure to provide evidence of your break, such as photos and repair receipts.

Garland Utilities will always work with customers who might be struggling to pay. Contact Utility Customer Service before your bill is due to discuss options, 972-205-2671 or
Winter Storm Recovery Resources

In the wake of recent winter storms, the City of Garland offers home repair assistance and resources.

Visit our Winter Storm Recovery Resources page for information on:
  • FEMA assistance - Applications due by Wednesday, April 21
  • Building Inspection permit fee waivers
  • Emergency home repair assistance programs for income-eligible homeowners
  • Assistance with cleanup related to the winter storm
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for food replenishment
  • Substance abuse and mental health services
  • Resources for Texans with special needs

Watch a short video about how to find these resources.
COVID-19 Updates
The Garland Health Department has received reports of 420 active cases out of 26,997 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Garland residents since the beginning of the pandemic, as well as 357 deaths. The City will update its posted case numbers each afternoon.

Events and Announcements
Plan Commission
March 22
The Garland Plan Commission meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. 

Boards & Commissions Meetings
All upcoming Boards & Commissions meetings can be found on the Public Meetings calendar at

Due to COVID-19 public gathering restrictions, the meetings will be virtual. You can watch the meetings online. The virtual meeting link will be included in the individual meeting agenda. You may participate by telephone. Dial-in numbers will be posted with the virtual meeting information.

View agendas at and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted.

NAACP Political Forum
March 25
Join the NAACP Garland Unit for a virtual political forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25. Question and get to know the candidates in the May 1 local elections.
Neighborhood Vitality Matching Grant Deadline Tuesday, March 23
Letter of Intent forms, applications and guidelines can be downloaded at
Temporary Change in Disinfection for Drinking Water
The North Texas Municipal Water District will conduct its annual chlorine maintenance process on our water system through Monday, March 29. For more detailed information and water quality testing results, visit
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