Disaster relief assistance for low income La Villa residents


LA VILLA, Texas – The Hidalgo County Community Service Agency has moved its disaster relief operation to La Villa.

The agency is currently providing relief services to low income families affected by recent floods.

Nearly 100 homes in La Villa were destroyed during last week’s thunderstorm.

“The blue areas is the area that got impacted with flooding.”

The Hidalgo County Community Service Agency is providing monetary assistance to low income residents in La Villa affected by recent floods that are living below 125% of the federal poverty level.

“If you qualify under the poverty guidelines and you can provide your income, your household, utility bill, they’ll provide you a card with about $275. For a family, that can buy them clothes and buy food, pay the utility, and even buy some supplies from Lowe’s or Home Depot. A total of $275 so they are able to get a head start and restart any damages that were done.”

The city is also stepping in, providing buckets full of cleaning supplies to residents, along with making sure health conditions are good in the area.

“We’re mowing grass, we’re fumigating for mosquitoes, we were doing it before we had the rain. We were doing it every 3 days. Now, because of the rain, we’re doing it every other day.”

Disaster relief collection locations for debris are set up throughout the county.

The Donna collection station is located on mile 4 1/2 N east of FM 493.

For Mercedes it’s mile 1 East and 6 North.

For Monte Alto it’s located on mile 5 1/2 West Road and mile 21 North.

Stations are open Monday through Friday 7 A.M. to 4 P.M. and Saturdays from 7 A.M. to 1 P.M.

For assistance you may visit the City of La Villa’s Event Center located at 916 South Mike Chapa or call 956-262-3004.

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