How To Apply for SNAP in Houston

where to apply for snap in houston


Applying For SNAP Online

If you’re computer savvy this is the easiest way to apply for SNAP benefits.

Visit to apply for SNAP benefits.

Note: You can also apply for Medicaid and CHIP health insurance at Your Texas Benefits.

Applying For SNAP Via Phone

The Houston Food Bank can help you apply for SNAP benefits over the phone.

Contact them at 832-369-9390 for assistance completing your application.

Note: Houston Food Bank also offers additional resources like food pantries in your area. For more information click HERE for an interactive map of food pantry locations or call them at the number above.

Applying For SNAP In Person

There are many agencies who can help you apply for SNAP benefits in person although we’re focusing on two; Texas Health and Human Services and the City of Houston Health Department.

Below you’ll find more information about each agencies requirements for documents as well as locations near you.

Documents Need To Apply For SNAP

This is a general guideline of documents needed to apply for SNAP benefits. Contact any of the locations below to verify the documents needed prior to visiting in person.

SNAP Application: Click HERE to download your copy

  • ID: driver’s license, school or work ID, medical insurance ID, voter’s registration card, birth certificate
  • Proof of Address: library card showing address, voter’s registration card, utility bills, rent or mortgage receipts showing address
  • Proof of Income: check stubs, employment statement, social security, supplemental security income or veteran’s benefits, alimony, unemployment, retirement or disability benefits
  • Immigration Status: immigration/naturalization documents
  • Expenses: rent or mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance on property, child care costs, utilities (gas, water, electricity)
  • Medical Expenses: summary of provided services such as doctor or hospital visits, detailed receipts showing unreimbursed medical expenses, prescriptions bottles showing cost on label or printout, medical payment agreement
  • Verify Resources: bank accounts, savings accounts, stock shares or bonds, proof of rental properties


Texas Health and Human Services 

A walk in visit to any Texas Health and Human Services office will likely be a lengthy visit. It’s encouraged that you call the location you would like to visit to try obtaining an appointment to reduce your waittime.

  • Baytown – 1300 South Highway 146, Baytown, TX 77520 – 281.427.9480
  • Pasadena  –2708 Cherrybrook Lane, Pasadena, TX 77502, 713.947.8130
  • Fuqua – 10060 Fuqua Street, Houston, TX 77089 – 713.946.6861
  • Harwin – 9450 Harwin Drive, Houston, TX 77036- 713.266.5536
  • I-10 East- 10202 I-10 East, Houston, TX 77029, 713.673.6347
  • Third Ward- 6124 Scott Street, Houston, TX 77021- 713.748.8450
  • Telephone- 2110 Telephone Rd, Houston, TX- 713.921.5108
  • N. Houston Rosslyn Center- 8511 N. Houston Rosslyn Rd, Houston, TX 77088 – 713.895.6800
  • I-45 North – 3880 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77022- 512.424.6500
  • Greenspoint – 220 Meadowfern Drive, Houston, TX 77067 – 281.874.0048
  • Buffalo Speedway – 13838 Buffalo Speedway. Houston, TX 77045 – 713.433.3145
  • Highway 6  – 2133 S. Texas 6, Houston, TX 77077 – 281.597.5200
  • Galveston – 123 Rosenberg Street, Galveston, TX 77550 – 409.763.0277
  • Texas City  – 2000 Texas Avenue #405, Texas City, TX 77590 – 409.945.0317
  • Tomball – 29250 249, Tomball, TX 77375 – 281.351.0637

City of Houston Multi-Service Centers 

City of Houston Multi-Service Centers do not accept walk-in visits. Contact their appointment line at 832.393.5427. Ask for an appointment with a “Client Access Specialist” for help applying for SNAP benefits.

Note: Client Access Specialist can also assist you with completing an application for Gold Card, Medicaid, CHIP and Texas Women’s Health Program.

Houston Locations To Apply For SNAP

Download Your SNAP Application

Click HERE to download your SNAP application.

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