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The CARES Act and Assistance Available to Moore Residents

On March 13, 2020, President Donald J. Trump signed a proclamation declaring the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak a national emergency beginning on March 1, 2020. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, was signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, authorizing the allocation of funds to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis. On April 2, 2020, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated Community Development Block Grant COVID-19 (CDBG-CV) funds in the amount of $200,472 to the City of Moore in order to assist in the prevention, preparation for, and response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Programs and assistance available to Moore Residents are listed below. These programs are funded by the CARES Act to aid in relief of COVID-19.

Since 1979, the Metropolitan Fair Housing Council has served as the only full-service, 501(c) (3) private nonprofit, qualified fair housing enforcement and advocacy organization in Oklahoma. They provide fair housing enforcement resources to alleged victims of housing discrimination; respond to consumer complaints of unfair treatment from the housing industry, conduct fair housing/fair lending education and outreach training for consumers, housing providers, public and private organizations and conduct counseling and mediation services to promote equal housing opportunity.

Metropolitan Fair Housing Council can assist with the following:

  • Counsel tenants from Moore facing evictions of their rights and remedies under the Oklahoma Residential/Non Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and get residents connected with COVID-19 Resources.
  • Counsel Landlords from Moore who voluntarily agree to mediation services, on information of their rights and remedies under the Oklahoma Non Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and get residents connected with COVID-19 resources.
  • If mediation fails, provide legal resources via Metro Fair Housing Counsel's Legal Assistance Program to include emergency eviction intervention court.

If you feel that your rights have been violated in a housing-related transaction call (405)232-3247, leave a detailed message about your housing complaint and allow Metropolitan Fair Housing Council to return your call as soon as possible, as they are working remotely at this time. You can visit their website to find out more about Metropolitan Fair Housing Council and the programs and services available: http://www.metrofairhousing.org/.

The Moore Food & Resource Center, located at 2635 N. Shields in Moore, serves clients in south Oklahoma City, Moore and Norman.

A program of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, the Food & Resource Center in Moore was established in 2013 and is a client-choice pantry that allows clients to select their own food, rather than receiving a pre-packed or standard bag of groceries. The Food & Resource Center in Moore is one of 14 Food & Resource Centers in central and western Oklahoma. These sites provide greater access to fresh fruits and vegetables, are open longer hours and provide access to additional resources that address the issue of food insecurity.

In 2019, the Food & Resource Center in Moore distributed the equivalent of more than
1.48 million meals and provided food assistance to 19,127 households. The site also distributes Commodities Supplemental Food Program boxes and is a Summer Feeding Program location.

Grocery Assistance Program:

The City of Moore allocated the Food & Resource Center in Moore with CDBG-CV funding through the CARES Act on May 4th, 2020.

CONTACT:

2635 N. Shields Blvd, Moore, OK 73160
405-600-3182

DAYS OF OPERATION

Monday: 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The 3rd Saturday of Each Month: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The Food & Resource Center in Moore will distribute food via a drive-by method. Please review the process below.

  1. Traffic cones will be set up each morning to help direct the flow of traffic. Cars will be asked to move and enter the line.
  2. Clients will enter the parking lot by turning right off of Janeway in the north bound lane. Clients will not be allowed to turn left into the parking lot from the south bound lane of Janeway.
  3. Clients will stay in their vehicles and pull up to the intake area at the staff/volunteer entrance door.
  4. Clients will open their trunk/back door if applicable so that the volunteers can place the food in the vehicle.
  5. Emergency food boxes and perishable items will be placed inside vehicle. Clients will receive a variety of frozen foods, refrigerated items, produce and dairy.
  6. Vehicles exit parking lot onto Shields Boulevard.

Please note the following:

  • Households can only visit the FRC every 30 days.
  • Because of the disaster response mode of operations, the FRC is now serving anyone who needs food assistance for the foreseeable future.
  • Guests should bring a photo ID.

For more information about the Moore Food & Resource Center visit their website here.

The City of Moore allocated the Central Oklahoma Community Action Agency CDBG-CV funding through the CARES Act on May 4th, 2020.

  • Contact Kali Morrison at 405-434-6100 to discuss applying for assistance
  • Contact at least 10 days before cut off date for utilities
  • The Intake Form is available here for your convenience. However, it must be filled out and sent to Kali Morrison either in person or through email: [email protected]. Please pay extra attention to other documentation mentioned in the intake form that needs to be turned in to consider your application complete. Other documentation may be requested after turning your application in to receive assistance .

ASI currently delivers meals seven days a week to home-bound elderly living in Cleveland County. Meals are provided following an in-home visit by an ASI Outreach Worker. A donation of $2.25 per meal is suggested for this service. The donation goes back directly into ASI funds to help those who cannot make a donation for this service.

The City of Moore allocated Aging Services, Inc. funding through the CARES Act on May 4th, 2020. If you are interested in receiving assistance for yourself or someone you know contact Aging Services at 405-321-3200 or email Tammy Vaughn at [email protected].

For more information about Aging Services, Inc. visit their website here.

The City of Moore allocated the Moore Faith Medical Clinic funding through the CARES Act on May 4th, 2020 for Personal Protective Equipment for the health care volunteers that serve the clinic.

For more information about the Moore Faith Medical Clinic visit their website here.