Catholic Charities Housing Program offers services to help families on the verge of becoming homeless, or who have already experienced homelessness.  The program provides rental assistance and connections to services that contribute to housing stability, such as employment readiness, financial literacy, counseling and childcare.

Stable Homes prevents homelessness by providing rental assistance to low-income families and individuals threatened with eviction, including those living with HIV.  Support groups and emergency financial assistance are available for women veterans.

Rapid Re-Housing places individuals who have been experiencing homelessness in apartments or other units to help them become more secure in maintaining a permanent home, through a partnership with the Houston Housing Authority and the Coalition for the Homeless.

Housing Stability Services provides services and connections to services to help clients who are struggling with poverty remain in their homes, including financial literacy, childcare, employment readiness, and counseling.

Women Veterans Services in Fort Bend and Galveston counties offers hope for women who have served this country and are in crisis, through financial assistance that reinforces their self-sufficiency.

Bridges to Hope provides employment education training and job placement assistance for individuals or family members in the same household who are receiving help from other Catholic Charities programs.

Permanent Support Housing serves veterans and non-veterans, single or with families, who are chronically homeless and have a disability.  Clients are referred through Coalition for the Homeless.

Need help with rent after your landlord filed for eviction?  Catholic Charities serves as an administrator with the Houston-Harris County Emergency Rental Assistance Program.  You may apply for assistance if you have an eviction court case number.

Contacts

Stable Homes

Stable Homes prevents homelessness by providing rental assistance to low-income families and individuals who are threatened with eviction, including those living with HIV.  We work with each family to develop and implement a plan to achieve self-sufficiency, connecting them with other Catholic Charities and community resources.

Contact: Elizabeth Benavidez, ebenavidez@catholiccharities.org

Rapid Re-Housing

In collaboration with the Houston Housing Authority and the Coalition for the Homeless, Rapid Re-Housing ends homelessness caused by the pandemic for individuals and families who became homeless during COVID-19 as a result of lost jobs or lost wages.  After we help these families find homes, we provide rental assistance, in partnership with the Houston Housing Authority, and ongoing services to help them become self-sufficient.

In order to receive assistance from Rapid Re-Housing, clients must be referred to Catholic Charities through the Coalition for the Homeless. Contact the Coalition for the Homeless at (713) 739-7514.  Or, for questions about the process, contact Cecilia Moreno, cmoreno@catholiccharities.org

Housing Stability Services

Housing Stability Services helps individuals and families continue to live independently through services that help them become or remain stable and self-sufficient.

Services include:

  • Case management (or close interaction to provide resources and guidance)
  • Housing navigation – rent assistance, security deposits, and connections to suitable apartments
  • Counseling
  • Financial literacy education
  • Emergency food assistance
  • Childcare
Women Veterans Services

Women Veterans Services offers hope for women who have served this country and are in crisis.  At the Mamie George Community Center in Fort Bend County and the Beacon of Hope Center in Galveston, we help through financial assistance for rent, mortgage, food, employment, and education guidance, and through other services.  Women Veterans are also connected to other resources in the community, such as Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Fort bend Social Services.

Contact: Susan Jaroszewski, sjaroszewski@catholiccharities.org

Bridges to Hope Employment Services

Bridges to Hope Employment Services offers Catholic Charities Clients assistance on their journey to secure employment through employment education training, and job placement opportunities for people with barriers to employment.  To be eligible, clients or their family members in the same household must be receiving services from other Catholic Charities programs.

Contact Paul Brown, Job Development Coordinator, pbrown@catholiccharities.org, (713) 874-649.

Permanent Support Housing

The Permanent Supportive Housing Program (PSH) is a HUD funded grant that serves Veterans and Non-Veterans.  We provide housing to single adults and/or families.  To be eligible you must be Chronically Homeless and have a Disability.  To receive assistance from the PSH Program, clients must be referred to Catholic Charities through the Coalition for the Homeless.  Contact the Coalition for the Homeless at (713) 739-7514.