CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has signed an extension to the eviction moratorium to temporarily halt eviction of communities who are experiencing “substantial or high levels of community transmission of COVID” through October 3, 2021. According to the CDC’s COVID Data Tracker Houston/Harris County are are currently experiencing high levels of transmission and are therefore covered by this extension.
Rental assistance (not mortgage): Visit HoustonHarrisHelp.org 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:
- Search for resources online at referral.unitedwayhouston.org
- Chat with a specialist at 211texas.org
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
- Find a Houston Food Bank partner near you, apply for SNAP or WIC, or text FOOD to 855-308-2282 to find the nearest food pantry in your area.
- Catholic Charities food distribution in Harris County is located at the Guadalupe Center on Jensen near Navigation.
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:
- SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.
- Catholic Charities’ Counseling and Behavioral Health Clinic offers sliding scale appointments with expert bilingual counselors. Call for an appointment: 713-791-2496, or request assistance online.
For additional housing resources, visit the City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department or the Harris County – Housing and Community Resource Center
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For information on COVID-19 resources, and other preparedness information for Harris County, visit readyharris.org.