Rental assistance (not mortgage): Visit for more information and to apply.

To connect to non-profit organizations and access services near you, dial 2-1-1, the Texas/United Way helpline. Other ways to access the helpline:

If you are in immediate danger or need emergency assistance, call 911 first. Otherwise, for non-emergency situations, please use one of our Hotline numbers to find help.

  • Domestic Violence Hotline: 713-528-2121
    • TDD Line: 713-528-3625
    • Toll Free: 1-800-256-0551
  • Sexual Assault Hotline: 713-528-RAPE (7273)
    • TDD Line: 713-528-3691
    • Toll Free: 1-800-256-0661

For food assistance:

For medical services including services for uninsured patients, find a community health center near you at Texas Association of Community Health Centers.

Information on SNAP, TANF Cash Help, and other state benefit programs can be found on the Your Texas Benefits website.

For legal assistance if you are facing eviction and information about the CDC Moratorium Declaration, visit COVID-19 Eviction and Other Resources – Lone Star Legal Aid or call the Eviction Defense Coalition Hotline at 713-982-7340.

For immigration resources, visit the Disaster Resources webpage from the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative.

For individuals and family members facing mental health issues:

For additional housing resources, visit the City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department or the Harris County – Housing and Community Resource Center

For utility assistance, contact the Utility Assistance Hotline at 713-590-2327; check BakerRipley’s Utility Assistance Program; or call the United Way of Greater Houston’s 2-1-1 Helpline.

Interested in learning about new resources as they become available and contributing to research about our region? Fill out the Gulf Coast COVID survey to receive information about resources and help the non-profit, educational, and philanthropic communities understand the needs of households affected by COVID-19.

For information on COVID-19 resources, and other preparedness information for Harris County, visit