FEMA Federal emergency
Available to Houstonians who suffered uninsured property damage as a result of the severe winter storm. Register online at http://DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY
Harris County Home Repair Program
For low and moderate-income elderly and/or disabled homeowners in Harris
or calling (832) 927-4957
Muck and Gut Guide
Protection from Fraud and Price-Gouging
Home Repair Fraud Guide via Lone Star Legal Aid
Always check to see if a plumber is licensed by the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners before hiring anyone. https://tsbpe.texas.gov/portfolio/find-a-license- registration/ Be advised - supplies for plumbing services are extremely low right now.
Having reliable information from trusted resources allows you and your family to make informed decisions during a storm. You can rely on the following websites for updates:
Harris County Community Services Department COVID-19 Rental Assistance
Applications are open. To apply, visit: bit.ly/csdRentalAssistance or call 832-927-4955 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Renters in Harris County that are outside of Houston, Baytown, and Pasadena are eligible to apply.
Houston-Harris County Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Applications open February 25th any renter within the City of Houston and/or Harris County can apply for past-due rent as well as two months of current and future rent if their employment has been negatively impacted by COVID-19 AND they are at risk of losing their homes AND have a household income at or below 80% of the Area Median Family Income. *see chart
Renters can apply by visiting Houstonharrishelp.org and apply beginning February 25. Additional assistance is available for past-due utility bills (electricity, gas, and water).
The City of Houston and Harris County are working together to provide $159 million in rent and utilities assistance to families who are at risk of losing their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds will be distributed by BakerRipley and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
*Income eligibility requirements (80% AMI), by size of household
| 1 person | $44,150
| 2 people | $50,450
| 3 people | $56,750
| 4 people | $63,050
| 5 people | $68,100
| 6 people | $73,150
| 7 people | $78,200
| 8 people | $83,250
Texas Rent Relief
Applications open on February 15. Any qualifying renters in the state of Texas can apply by visiting Texasrentrelief.com or calling 1-833-9TX-RENT (1-833-989-7368) Monday- Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.