Rental Assistance

Houston
Rental Assistance

Houston Rental Assistance

YWCA Houston

6309 Martin Luther King Blvd
Houston, TX 77021
(713) 868-9922

Services

Provides home stabilization services that can include minor repairs, rent, and temporary housing. Serivces will target vulnerable populations that can include adults over the age of 50, LGBTQ community, disabled individuals and individuals who did not qualify for FEMA assistance.

Eligibility

Impacted By Hurricane Harvey, Reside In Coverage Area, Family Member Who Is Over 50 Or Disabled Or A Member Of The Lgbtq Community, Or Denied Assistance From Fema

Documents

Proof of impact by Hurricane Harvey, proof of income, proof of residence, and proof of either having a family member over 50 years, or disabled, or LGBTQ, or denial letter from FEMA

Hours

Mon - Fri 8:00 Am - 5:00 Pm

Gulf Coast Community Services Association, Inc.

9320 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77054
(713) 393-4700

Services

Provides emergency rental assistance for individuals and families who have received vacate notices to prevent loss of shelter.

Eligibility

On-line Application, Must Meet Income Guidelines And Have Vacate Notice

Documents

On-line Application, proof of residence, proof of income, and disconnect notice

Hours

Mon - Fri 8:00 Am - 5:00 Pm

Harris County Housing Authority

8933 Interchange Dr
Houston, TX 77054
(713) 578-2100

Services

The housing choice voucher program (formerly known as Section 8) provides tenant-based assistance, in the form of a voucher, to low income families, for rental units of their choice in the private market.  

Eligibility

Very Low-income, Elderly And Disabled Households. Hcha Will Offer A Residency Preference To Persons Who Reside In The Unincorporated Areas Of Harris County Or To Applicants Who Are Working Or Have Been Hired To Work In These Areas.

Documents

Email address, Names, Social Security Numbers and date of birth for all members of the household. Income received for all members in the household.

Hours

Mon-thur 8:00 Am - 5:00 Pm For Appointments And Document Drop-off, Fri 8:00 Am - 5:00 Pm For Document Drop-off Only.

Houston Independent School District

4040 W Fuqua St
Houston, TX 77045
(713) 222-8903

Services

Provides limited financial assistance for bills, rent, utilities for individuals living in 77007, 77008, 77009.

Eligibility

Must Reside In The Service Area

Documents

Valid ID, proof of address, and proof of income

Hours

Mon - Fri 9:00 Am - 12:00 Pm, 1:30 Pm - 3:30 Pm (closed For Lunch) Note: Call To Be Sure Office Is Open As They Close For Meetings.

My Brothers Keeper Outreach

12621 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77099
(281) 498-9933

Services

Provides financial assistance on a first-come, first served basis. Assists individuals and families with a documented crisis, primarily for rent and utilities. Fund availability varies frequently.Individuals must call prior to visiting the Center for assistance to verify availability of funds and to set an appointment.  Appointments required and must be set over the phone - no exceptions. 

Eligibility

Minimum Age 18; Depending On The Grant Being Administered At The Time, There May Be Zip Code Restrictions. Ask About Restrictions When Scheduling An Appointment.

Documents

Valid identification, proof of address, utility bill, proof of income, social security card(s), andcurrent rental lease agreement or mortgage statement

Hours

Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00 Am - 2:00 Pm; 2nd Sat Of Each Month 10:00 Am - 2:00 Pm; Free Food Fair 4th Tues Of Each Month 6:30 Pm - 7:30 Pm (must Have Id)

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

2900 Louisiana St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 526-4611

Services

Provides  electric payment, gas payment, water payment, emergency food, and case management assistance. Note:  Financial assistance for these programs is dependent on available funds. Provides limited short-term transportation assistance.  Also provides information and referral.Note: Currently there are no funds for rental assistance except those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and for those living with HIV.

Eligibility

° Must Be 18 Years Of Age Or Older ° Must Have Photo Id, Proof Of Address, Income Verification ° Must Have A Vacate Notice Or Eviction Notice To Qualify For Rent Assistance ° Must Be At Least Two Months In Arrears For Mortgage Assistance ° Must Have A Cut-off Notice For Utility Assistance

Documents

Valid photo ID, Proof of address, Proof of income; Call for additional information

Hours

Case Management And Financial Assistance: Mon - Fri 8:00 Am - 5:00 Pm Food Assistance: Mon - Fri 8:00 Am - 12:00 Pm, 2:00 Pm - 5:00 Pm

Northwest Assistance Ministries

15555 Kuykendahl Rd
Houston, TX 77090
(281) 583-5600

Services

Offers emergency assistance with food, rent, gas vouchers, mortgage, housewares (voucher to thrift store) prescriptions, and medical/dental expenses. Assistance with rent is for those that have experienced an unexpected financial crisis in the last 30 days for reasons such as job loss, a car accident, or medical issue.NOTE:  Rental fund requests are accepted the last week of each month - for the following month. Funds are often expended by the middle of each month. 

Eligibility

Must Reside In Service Area

Documents

Valid ID, proof of income, and proof of emergency situation

Hours

Financial Assistance Appointment Line: Mon - Fri 9:00 Am - 12:00 Pm, 1:00 Pm - 3:00 Pm (the Line Closes Once Appointments Are Filled) Walk-in Emergency Food Assistance: Mon - Thur 8:30 Am - 12:30 Pm And 1:00 Pm - 3:30 Pm, Fri 8:30 Am - 12:30 Pm And 1:00 Pm - 3:00 Pm Nutrition Center/food Pantry: Mon - Thur 8:00 Am - 5:00 Pm, Fri 8:00 Am - 4:00 Pm, Tues 5:00 Pm - 7:00 Pm

Southeast Area Ministries

2102 Houston Blvd
South Houston, TX 77587
(713) 944-0093

Services

Provides limited financial assistance for housing, utilities, medicine, gas vouchers, job related tools. Also provides clothing, household items and referral counseling for all other needs. 

Eligibility

Must Reside Coverage Area, Meet Eligibility Requirements, Utility Assistance Requires Cut Off Notice, Rent Assistance Requires 3 Day Notice

Documents

Identification, information for all members of household (birth certificates/social security cards if documented), disconnection notice for utility assistance, 3-day vacate notice for rent assistance, pledges from any other organizations assisting with payment

Hours

Rent And Utilities: Mon 9:30 Am - 12:30 Pm * Seniors 60 Years And Older May Receive Help Mon - Thurs 9:30 Am - 12:30 Pm Clothing And Household Vouchers: Mon - Thurs 9:30 Am - 12:30 Pm

Social Services Department

3737 Red Bluff Rd
Pasadena, TX 77503
(713) 696-7900

Services

Provides short-term financial assistance and casework for emergency situations. Assistance can include  financial assistance for rent and utilities. Case/Care management assistance is provided for individuals who have had a sudden reduction in income.  Provides TXU Energy Aid for TXU customers.NOTE: If the agency does not have funds for a particular service, their phone recording will notify callers of this. Agency will make referrals to other agencies for assistance. 

Eligibility

18 Years Or Older, Reside In Harris County, Applicant Must Reside In The Household, Utlity Bill Must Be In Applicant's Name, Meet Income Guidelines Note: Funds Vary Regularly And Carry Different Eligibility Requirements. Please Call Agency To Verify Any Current Changes In This.

Documents

Proof of citizenship or legal residence, proof of income and expenses, For a complete list, visit list

Hours

Mon - Fri 8:00 Am -5:00 Pm

HAAM

1302 1st St E
Humble, TX 77338
(281) 446-3663

Services

Provides basic need services to individuals experiencing crisis. Services include financial assistance with rent and utilities, food assistance, referrals to community agencies and clothing vouchers to HAAM resale store. Other services include assistance with prescriptions, eye glasses, and identification documents.

Eligibility

Must Reside Within The Agency's Zip Code Service Areas

Documents

Completed application, proof of address, proof of income, utility disconnection notice, and valid ID

Hours

Appointments: Mon - Fri 8:30 Am - 12:00 Pm Walk-ins: Mon - Thurs 12:30 Pm - 3:00 Pm, Must Arrive By 2:00 Pm

Senior Services Associates

3519 N Richmond Rd
Johnsburg, IL 60051
(815) 344-3555

Services

When funds are available, one-time financial assistance is available for emergency situations for medications, housing, food, utilities, etc.

Eligibility

Age 60 or older.

Interfaith Caring Ministries

151 N Park Ave
League City, TX 77573
(281) 332-3881

Services

Provides emergency assistance in rent, utilities, and senior outreach program. Seasonal programs include school supplies, Christmas Store, and resale shop. Provides referrals to community services and employment preparation program.

Eligibility

Must Live In Clear Creek Or Friendswood Independent School Districts, Financial Assistance Limited To One Time Per Year And Three Times In Lifetime

Documents

Identification: Valid ID, social security card, proof of residence, current utility bill Proof of income (as applicable): Three most recent pay stubs for workers in household, proof of child support received, award letters for state benefits Crisis documentation: Any documentation showing why you are in crisis, such as doctor or hospital bills, car repair bills, theft reports, and pledges from other agencies

Hours

Mon - Thurs 8:30 Am - 4:30 Pm, Fri 8:30 Am - 1 Pm

Love Inc of Baytown

206 N Whiting St
Baytown, TX 77520
(281) 422-5683

Services

Provides assistance with food through 10 partnering churches. Provides child and adult diapers, and other non-food items such as cleaning supplies and hygiene items. Assists junior high and high school students with basic clothing once a year, and provides assistance with obtaining identification cards and birth certificates for child care, school, and state benefits. Provides rental assistance once a year to those who qualify.Note:  Rental Assistance is up to $200 if proof of other assistance is presented. 

Eligibility

Open To Residents Of The Service Area.

Documents

Varies by form of assistance needed, For rental assistance, proof of other assistance must be provided. Call for more information.

Hours

Mon - Thurs 9:00 Am - 3:00 Pm; Fri 9:00 Am - 12:00 Pm

TEAM Assistance Ministry - Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries

300 W Main St
Tomball, TX 77375
(281) 351-6700

Services

Clients are helped with prescriptions, rent, utilities, gas. Vouchers are used and paid directly to providers when necessary.

Eligibility

-low-income Families, Unemployed Individuals, The Sick, And The Elderly; -based On Income And Family Size; Call Or Visit Website For Full Eligibility Details

Documents

Completed application, government issued ID, documentation of address, documentation of income and expenses (if applicable), and proof of application for any government assistance (if applicable)

Hours

Tues, Thurs 10:00 Am - 2:00 Pm

Mi Lewis Social Services

215 FM 517 Rd E
Dickinson, TX 77539
(281) 534-2043

Services

Provides rent, utility, prescription assistance on an emergency basis. If only partial payment can be made, referrals to other agencies are made. 

Eligibility

Must Live In The Dickinson Independent School District Dickinson

Documents

Completed intake forms, call for information

Hours

Tues - Fri 8:30 Am - 1:00 Pm

Salvation Army

4210 Texas Ave
Texas City, TX 77591
(409) 935-1190

Services

Provides rent, mortgage, utilities, clothing, and disaster relief (fire or flooding). Can occasionally have a referral to thrift store for furniture items if these items were lost during a house/apartment fire or flooding. Cannot assist with utilities if they have been cut off.

Eligibility

Must Have A Loss Of Income, Must Reside In Galveston County Mainland

Documents

Valid ID, proof of emergency issue that occurred in last 30 days that caused the need for services; if person is not able to live in a home due to fire or flood, must provide proof of a Red Cross case management or a report from fire marshal or emergency management that demonstrates the need for assistance

Hours

Mon - Thurs 9:00 Am - 12:00 Pm, 1:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm; Fri 9:00 Am - 12:00 Pm, 1:00 Pm - 2:00 Pm Emergency Food: Mon - Fri 10:00 Am - 2:00 Pm

Sunshine Shop

6915 2nd St
Hitchcock, TX 77563
(409) 986-5632

Services

Provides assistance to Hitchcock residents with rent, utilities, food, and clothing. Also provide a work site for individuals assigned community service hours.

Eligibility

In Most Cases, Must Have Lived In Hitchcock For 3 Months; Call For Further Information

Documents

Completed application; Valid Identification; Social Security card; Birth certificate for children; Proof of income including proof of assistance (Food Stamps, WIC, SSI, Unemployment); Proof of address; Utility bill; Letter of disability (if applicable)

Hours

Thurs - Sat 9:00 Am - 2:00 Pm

Brazoria County Welfare

1524 E Mulberry St
Angleton, TX 77515
(979) 864-1427

Services

Provides emergency financial assistance with rent, utilities when grant funds are available. Please call prior so that program details and correct documentation is brought with client.

Eligibility

Based On Income And Family Size, Must Be County Resident

Documents

Valid ID, Proof of address, Application, Proof of income, Utility bills, Social Security card, proof of hardship, eviction/disconnection notices

Hours

Mon - Fri 8:00 Am - 5:00 Pm, Closed For Lunch From 12:00 Pm -1:00 Pm

Warm Pantry

31315 Farm to Market 2920
Waller, TX 77484
(936) 372-3025

Services

Provides limited financial assistance for rent, mortgage, and utilities for those individuals in Waller ISD. Preference for funds is given to seniors and mothers with young children.   

Eligibility

Residents Of Waller Isd Boundaries Of Service Can Be Found Boundaries Note: Preference Is Given To Seniors And Mothers With Young Children. When Funds Are Available, They Are Open To Low Income In Waller Isd, Call To Verify Status Of Funds.

Documents

Varies by service requested, call for information

Hours

Mon And Wed 10:00 Am - 2:00 Pm Tues 1:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm

Covenant With Christ International

117 South William Barnett Avenue
Cleveland, TX 77327
(281) 592-5001

Services

Provides prescription, rental, and weatherization financial assistance - when funding is available. Funding varies frequently. Referrals are made to other agencies when funding is not available.  

Eligibility

Low Income, Reside In Coverage Area, Uninsured For Prescription Assistance

Documents

Proof of residence, prescription for medicine assistance

Hours

Mon - Thurs 9:00 Am - 3:00 Pm, Closed 12:00 Pm - 1:00 Pm For Lunch