One-time $1,500 payments for emergency expenses — Harris County Recovery Assistance
Application will be open July 28 – August 11. Harris County is providing $30 million in funding to help people recover from financial distress brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Households that are selected and approved will receive a one-time payment of $1,500 for emergency expenses.
Apply online through August 11 at HarrisCountyRelief.org.
Rental Assistance Programs
- Houston-Harris Help Emergency Rental Assistance Program
The City of Houston and Harris County are working together to provide $159 million in rent and utilities assistance to families who are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit HoustonHarrisHelp.org to apply or for more information.
- Texas Coronavirus Relief Bill Rental Assistance Program
The Texas Rent Relief Program can help renters with costs starting as far back as March 13, 2020. Both landlords and tenants can use this website to create an account and submit their application. If you need assistance completing an application, our customer service staff can complete the application with you by phone by calling 1-833-9TX-RENT (1-833-989-7368). Visit TexasRentRelief.com for more details.
- Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program Administered by the Harris County Community Services Department
The TERAP program will provide assistance to renters who are at risk of eviction by providing up to six months of rental assistance. Payments will be made directly to property owners or management companies. For additional information or to apply, visit HousingandCommunityResources.net/covid-19-rental-assistance.
Catholic Charities Assistance and Resources
Need help? Call our main number: 713-526-4611
You can reach our main office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. to request assistance. As a precautionary measure, Catholic Charities is only serving clients by phone and email appointment at this time. No face-to-face meetings. Existing clients should contact their case managers for further information regarding existing appointments.
Need help now or don’t know where to start? Dial 2-1-1 (unless it is a police emergency; then dial 9-1-1).
You will reach a free helpline – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in many languages. This is a good place to start, especially if you have multiple needs (such as child care, food stamps, care for an aging parent, a haven from domestic violence, rent assistance or shelter).
If you have a question or are looking for additional information, please find the appropriate contact below:
Catholic Charities Programs and Services
BEACON OF HOPE CENTER (Galveston)
FAMILY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (food, clothing, emergency financial assistance)
TEXAS CITY BASIC NEEDS OFFICE
Outside of the Greater Galveston-Houston region?
Find a Catholic Charities agency in your area:
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is located in Houston, Texas. If you are outside of the Greater Galveston-Houston region, please locate a Catholic Charities member agency local to your area here.
Please refer to the information above to request assistance or for general information about our programs and services.
Apply for rental assistance at HoustonHarrisHelp.org.
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