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Housing Assistance In The Texas Gulf Coast Region

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Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston


Contact
2900 Louisiana St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 526-4611


Description
Provides  electric payment, gas payment, water payment, emergency food, and case management assistance. Note:  Financial assistance for these programs is dependent on available funds. Provides limited short-term transportation assistance.  Also provides information and referral.Note: Currently there are no funds for rental assistance except those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and for those living with HIV.

Hours
Case Management And Financial Assistance: Mon - Fri 8:00 Am - 5:00 Pm Food Assistance: Mon - Fri 8:00 Am - 12:00 Pm, 2:00 Pm - 5:00 Pm

Eligibility
° Must Be 18 Years Of Age Or Older ° Must Have Photo Id, Proof Of Address, Income Verification ° Must Have A Vacate Notice Or Eviction Notice To Qualify For Rent Assistance ° Must Be At Least Two Months In Arrears For Mortgage Assistance ° Must Have A Cut-off Notice For Utility Assistance

Documents Required
Valid photo ID, Proof of address, Proof of income; Call for additional information

Area Served
Harris County

YWCA Houston


Contact
6309 Martin Luther King Blvd
Houston, TX 77021
(713) 868-9922


Description
Provides home stabilization services that can include minor repairs, rent, and temporary housing. Serivces will target vulnerable populations that can include adults over the age of 50, LGBTQ community, disabled individuals and individuals who did not qualify for FEMA assistance.

Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 Am - 5:00 Pm

Eligibility
Impacted By Hurricane Harvey, Reside In Coverage Area, Family Member Who Is Over 50 Or Disabled Or A Member Of The Lgbtq Community, Or Denied Assistance From Fema

Documents Required
Proof of impact by Hurricane Harvey, proof of income, proof of residence, and proof of either having a family member over 50 years, or disabled, or LGBTQ, or denial letter from FEMA

Area Served
Harris County

Gulf Coast Community Services Association, Inc.


Contact
9320 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77054
(713) 393-4700


Description
Provides emergency rental assistance for individuals and families who have received vacate notices to prevent loss of shelter.

Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 Am - 5:00 Pm

Eligibility
On-line Application, Must Meet Income Guidelines And Have Vacate Notice

Documents Required
On-line Application, proof of residence, proof of income, and disconnect notice

Area Served
Harris County

Harris County Housing Authority


Contact
8933 Interchange Dr
Houston, TX 77054
(713) 578-2100


Description
The housing choice voucher program (formerly known as Section 8) provides tenant-based assistance, in the form of a voucher, to low income families, for rental units of their choice in the private market.  

Hours
Mon-thur 8:00 Am - 5:00 Pm For Appointments And Document Drop-off, Fri 8:00 Am - 5:00 Pm For Document Drop-off Only.

Eligibility
Very Low-income, Elderly And Disabled Households. Hcha Will Offer A Residency Preference To Persons Who Reside In The Unincorporated Areas Of Harris County Or To Applicants Who Are Working Or Have Been Hired To Work In These Areas.

Documents Required
Email address, Names, Social Security Numbers and date of birth for all members of the household. Income received for all members in the household.

Area Served
Harris County

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Houston Independent School District


Contact
4040 W Fuqua St
Houston, TX 77045
(713) 222-8903


Description
Provides limited financial assistance for bills, rent, utilities for individuals living in 77007, 77008, 77009.

Hours
Mon - Fri 9:00 Am - 12:00 Pm, 1:30 Pm - 3:30 Pm (closed For Lunch) Note: Call To Be Sure Office Is Open As They Close For Meetings.

Eligibility
Must Reside In The Service Area

Documents Required
Valid ID, proof of address, and proof of income

Area Served
Harris County

Southeast Area Ministries


Contact
2102 Houston Blvd
South Houston, TX 77587
(713) 944-0093


Description
Provides limited financial assistance for housing, utilities, medicine, gas vouchers, job related tools. Also provides clothing, household items and referral counseling for all other needs. 

Hours
Rent And Utilities: Mon 9:30 Am - 12:30 Pm * Seniors 60 Years And Older May Receive Help Mon - Thurs 9:30 Am - 12:30 Pm Clothing And Household Vouchers: Mon - Thurs 9:30 Am - 12:30 Pm

Eligibility
Must Reside Coverage Area, Meet Eligibility Requirements, Utility Assistance Requires Cut Off Notice, Rent Assistance Requires 3 Day Notice

Documents Required
Identification, information for all members of household (birth certificates/social security cards if documented), disconnection notice for utility assistance, 3-day vacate notice for rent assistance, pledges from any other organizations assisting with payment

Area Served
Harris County

Social Services Department


Contact
3737 Red Bluff Rd
Pasadena, TX 77503
(713) 696-7900


Description
Provides short-term financial assistance and casework for emergency situations. Assistance can include  financial assistance for rent and utilities. Case/Care management assistance is provided for individuals who have had a sudden reduction in income.  Provides TXU Energy Aid for TXU customers.NOTE: If the agency does not have funds for a particular service, their phone recording will notify callers of this. Agency will make referrals to other agencies for assistance. 

Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 Am -5:00 Pm

Eligibility
18 Years Or Older, Reside In Harris County, Applicant Must Reside In The Household, Utlity Bill Must Be In Applicant's Name, Meet Income Guidelines Note: Funds Vary Regularly And Carry Different Eligibility Requirements. Please Call Agency To Verify Any Current Changes In This.

Documents Required
Proof of citizenship or legal residence, proof of income and expenses, For a complete list, visit list

Area Served
Harris County

My Brothers Keeper Outreach


Contact
12621 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77099
(281) 498-9933


Description
Provides financial assistance on a first-come, first served basis. Assists individuals and families with a documented crisis, primarily for rent and utilities. Fund availability varies frequently.Individuals must call prior to visiting the Center for assistance to verify availability of funds and to set an appointment.  Appointments required and must be set over the phone - no exceptions. 

Hours
Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00 Am - 2:00 Pm; 2nd Sat Of Each Month 10:00 Am - 2:00 Pm; Free Food Fair 4th Tues Of Each Month 6:30 Pm - 7:30 Pm (must Have Id)

Eligibility
Minimum Age 18; Depending On The Grant Being Administered At The Time, There May Be Zip Code Restrictions. Ask About Restrictions When Scheduling An Appointment.

Documents Required
Valid identification, proof of address, utility bill, proof of income, social security card(s), andcurrent rental lease agreement or mortgage statement

Area Served
Harris County

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Northwest Assistance Ministries


Contact
15555 Kuykendahl Rd
Houston, TX 77090
(281) 583-5600


Description
Offers emergency assistance with food, rent, gas vouchers, mortgage, housewares (voucher to thrift store) prescriptions, and medical/dental expenses. Assistance with rent is for those that have experienced an unexpected financial crisis in the last 30 days for reasons such as job loss, a car accident, or medical issue.NOTE:  Rental fund requests are accepted the last week of each month - for the following month. Funds are often expended by the middle of each month. 

Hours
Financial Assistance Appointment Line: Mon - Fri 9:00 Am - 12:00 Pm, 1:00 Pm - 3:00 Pm (the Line Closes Once Appointments Are Filled) Walk-in Emergency Food Assistance: Mon - Thur 8:30 Am - 12:30 Pm And 1:00 Pm - 3:30 Pm, Fri 8:30 Am - 12:30 Pm And 1:00 Pm - 3:00 Pm Nutrition Center/food Pantry: Mon - Thur 8:00 Am - 5:00 Pm, Fri 8:00 Am - 4:00 Pm, Tues 5:00 Pm - 7:00 Pm

Eligibility
Must Reside In Service Area

Documents Required
Valid ID, proof of income, and proof of emergency situation

Area Served
Harris County

HAAM


Contact
1302 1st E St
Humble, TX 77338
(281) 446-3663


Description
Provides basic need services to individuals experiencing crisis. Services include financial assistance with rent and utilities, food assistance, referrals to community agencies and clothing vouchers to HAAM resale store. Other services include assistance with prescriptions, eye glasses, and identification documents.

Hours
Appointments: Mon - Fri 8:30 Am - 12:00 Pm Walk-ins: Mon - Thurs 12:30 Pm - 3:00 Pm, Must Arrive By 2:00 Pm

Eligibility
Must Reside Within The Agency's Zip Code Service Areas

Documents Required
Completed application, proof of address, proof of income, utility disconnection notice, and valid ID

Area Served
Harris County

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