15 Secret Ways To Find Free Furniture In Houston
In this guide, I will provide you with multiple options to help you find free furniture in Houston. While not every option listed below will be free, all are considered low-cost and obtainable even if you are on a budget.
This guide is meant to be used by everyone from single mothers needing help, families who are new to Houston, broke college students or case managers who are seeking help for clients.
- 1 Houston Furniture Bank – Furniture assistance via vouchers
- 2. Houston Children’s Charity – Free beds for children in Houston
- 3. Sleep In Heavenly Peace – Free beds for children in Houston
- 4. Helping Hands Charity – Free furniture for families in Houston
- 5. Craigslist Houston Furniture Section- Free furniture in Houston and more
- 6. Nextdoor App – Get furniture from your neighbors
- 7. Christian Area Ministries – Free furniture in Houston
- 8. Houston Non-Profits – Low-cost furniture in Houston
- 9. Thrift Stores – Low-Cost furniture in Houston
- 10. Pregnancy Assistance Centers – Free baby furniture in Houston
- 11. Catholic Charities Disaster Recovery Program – Help For Those Affected By Harvey
- 12. Ashley Furniture (Hope To Dream Program) – Free beds for children
- 13. Garage Sales in Houston – Low-cost furniture in Houston
- 14. Friends and Family – Potentially Free Furniture
- 15. Houston Local Charity – Charity items for Houston families in need
- 16. Call 211 – Houston Resource Phone Number
1 Houston Furniture Bank – Furniture assistance via vouchers
The first place to search for free furniture in Houston is the Houston Furniture Bank.
In order to obtain assistance from the Houston Furniture Bank, you must obtain a furniture voucher. The Furniture Bank partners with local non-profits who distribute vouchers to their clients.
Possible Houston Furniture Bank Partners
While the Houston Food Bank no longer lists it’s partners on their website, below is a list of agencies who were partnered with them in the past. Find the agency which provides services you need and contact regarding help.
Keep in mind that furniture vouchers are reserved for clients in their programs therefore IF an agency can help they may require some type of commitment on your part (enrolling in a program, visiting their office, etc).
- Avance – Provides childcare to residents in NW Houston.
- Baker Ripley – Provides rental assistance and other resources. Partnered w HFB to provide children with beds.
- Career and Recovery Resources – Offers employment assistance.
- CPS Harris County – Child Protective Custody protects children who are abused or neglected.
- The Council – Helps clients with substance abuse problems.
- Covenant House – Provides shelter and supportive services for homeless teens.
- Family Houston – Provides counseling, case management services and more.
- The Montrose Center – Specializes in counseling and supportive services for Houston’s LGBT community.
- NW Assistance Ministries – Provides rental assistance and other resources. Partnered w HFB to provide children with beds.
- Star of Hope Women’s Shelter – Offer shelter to women and their families.
- Women’s Home – Offers long-term housing and other supportive services to women and their children.
If you are listed here and not a partner simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org – Nick
Houston Furniture Bank Furniture Outlet
If you would like to purchase discounted furniture you can do so at HFB’s Furniture Outlet at 8220 Mosley. Store hours are Monday – Saturday 8 am to 4 pm. Closed on Sundays.
Houston Furniture Bank is located at 8220 Mosley Rd, Houston TX 77075. Call them at 713.842.9771 or visit their website for more information.
2. Houston Children’s Charity – Free beds for children in Houston
Houston Children’s Charity offers a number of great programs like HCC Closet (clothing) and Chariots for Children (cars for families w a child w disabilities), but the reason we mention them in this article is the A Better Night’s Sleep Program.
A Better Night’s Sleep Program
A Better Night’s Sleep Program offers free beds (4 beds per family) to children. In addition to the free mattress and bed frame, children also receive sheets, pillows, and blankets; everything needed to ensure they are well rested for school.
To apply to Houston Children’s Charity A Better Night’s Sleep Program simply follow the link below to complete the application.
Houston Children’s Charity is located at 1600 West Loop South, Suite 610, Houston, TX 77027. You can call them at 713.524.2878 or simply visit their website for more details.
3. Sleep In Heavenly Peace – Free beds for children in Houston
Sleep In Heavenly Peace is another non-profit that provides free beds to children in Houston.
To request a bed from Sleep In Heavenly Peace you will need to complete an Online Bed Request.
You must live in a service area that SHP delivers to. You can learn about their services areas via the Online Bed Request. If you are unsure about your service area, simply contact them at 844.432.2337 or visit their website.
4. Helping Hands Charity – Free furniture for families in Houston
This non-profit provides families in Houston with free furniture, food, and clothing.
Applying for this Houston free furniture program is simple. Just fill out the one-page assistance form and someone with Helping Hands Charity will follow up with you regarding your needs.
This non-profit also makes it easy to donate your own furniture, because they will pick up your items from your home or even on the driveway.
For more information about Helping Hands Charity call them at 713.344.5434 or email them at email@example.com
Special thanks to La’Trevia Hawkins for letting us know about this resource!
5. Craigslist Houston Furniture Section- Free furniture in Houston and more
The Craigslist Houston Furniture section is another option for free furniture. Whether you need a free dresser, refrigerator or coffee table you can find all this in more in the Craigslist Free section.
The way it works is people simply post pictures of their unwanted furniture for anyone to pick up. Typically the free furniture is placed on the curb, although you can call them to ask if they can hold the item for you.
If you are in search of a free couch or some other piece of furniture there is a good chance you will find it in the Craigslist Houston Furniture section.
6. Nextdoor App – Get furniture from your neighbors
The Nextdoor app is another place to score free furniture. If you are familiar with Facebook, you will have no trouble using this app.
The difference between this app and Facebook is on Nextdoor you are limited to seeing only posts from people in your neighborhood. This creates a true community feeling, because these are literally your neighbors posting.
This app is great for finding free furniture because neighbors want to help other neighbors. Whether its someone offering an old dining room table or a new couple asking for hand-me-down furniture the people on this app are very supportive.
7. Christian Area Ministries – Free furniture in Houston
Christian Ministry groups can potentially supply you with free furniture in Houston also.
These groups are comprised of multiple local churches in one area. They pool their money and volunteers together to provide things like rent assistance, food and in the case of this article free furniture.
Use the map below to find Christian Area Ministry near your location and contact them to learn more about any assistance they can provide.
Houston Area Assistance Ministries
Each of these ministries focuses on the zip codes surrounding their area, therefore start with the locations closest to your home.
- Tomball Emergency Assistance – 300 W Main St, Tomball, TX 77375 – 281.255.6967
- Cypress Area Ministries – 11202 Huffmeister Rd #5, Houston, TX 77065 – 281.955.7684
- Northwest Assistance Ministries – 15555 Kuykendahl Rd, Houston, TX 77090 – 281.855.4555
- Spring-Woodlands Ministries – 2129 FM 2920, Suite 190-166, Spring, TX 77388 – Info@SWMin.org
- Humble Area Ministries – 1204 1st St E, Humble, TX 77388 – 281.446.0993
- Ministry Assistance of Near NW Alliance – 2101 W 34th St, Houston, TX 77018 – 713.686.6440
- Memorial Assistance Ministries – 1625 Blalock Rd, Houston, TX 77080 – 713.468.4516
- West Houston Assistance Ministries – 10501 Meadowglen Lane, Houston, TX 77042 – 713.780.2727
- Braes Interfaith Ministries – 4300 W Bellfort Blvd, Houston, TX 77035 – 713.723.2671
- Southeast Area Ministries – 2102 Houston Blvd, Houston, TX 77587 – 713.944.0093
- Pasadena Community Ministries – 2301 S. Houston Rd, Pasadena, TX 77502 – 713.477.4336
- Interfaith Caring Ministries – 151 N. Park Ave, League City, TX 77573 – 281.332.3881
- Katy Christian Ministries – 23232 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77494 – 281.391.7400
8. Houston Non-Profits – Low-cost furniture in Houston
Use the chart below to help you with furniture or other items. Simply type your zip code into the table and you will see the Houston non-profits who help your area.
|Agency||Address||Phone||Type of Assistance||Area/Zip Code served||Hourss|
|AIDS Foundation HoustonWeb||6260 Westpark Dr #100||713.623.6796||Only offers assistance to clients with HIV and AIDS. Offers housing, mental health, substance abuse, assistance applying for SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, Texas Women's Health Plan||Harris County||M-F 930 to 4pm. Walk ins welcome but priority is given to those with appointments.|
|Baytown Resource & Assistance Center Web||5309 Decker Dr||281.424.5752. *Must make an appointment.||Utilities, Clothing for Children, Employment assistance services||Residents of McNair, Baytown, Highlands or Chambers County||Mon: 8 to 5pm. Closed from 12 to 1pm for lunch.|
|Avenue 360 (formerly Bearing Omega and Houston Area Community Services) Web||2150 West 18th Street||713.426.0027||Housing referrals, medical support, Rent, Mental Health||HIV/AIDs clients only||M - F: 8 to 5pm|
|Bethel's Heavenly HandsWeb||12660 Sandpiper Dr||713.729.6477||Food, Clothing, Thursday Food Distributions, Senior Commodity Program,||Harris County||Mon, Tues, Fri|
|Braes Interfaith MinistriesWeb||4300 W. Bellfort||713.723.1945||Rent, Utilities, Food, Clothing||SW: 77025, 77035, 77045, 77051, 77053, 77054, 77071, 77085, 77096||M-F 730a - 530p|
|Brentwood Community Foundation Web||13033 1/2 Landmark Street||713.852.2551||Resources for those with HIV/AIDS. Rent, Mortgage, Food, Utilities, housing referrals||Those with HIV/AIDS in Houston area||M-F 8am to 5pm|
|Catholic Charities Main Office Web||2900 Louisiana |
Other Locations: Houston Locations
|713.874.6590 or 713.526.4611||Rent, Utilities, Food, Counseling, Adoption, Immigration, Limited Financial Assistance, Saturday Food Fairs, Case Management, Help applying for SNAP, Medicaid, TANF,||77003, 77004, 77011, 77012, 77013, 77020, 77021, 77023, 77029, 77030, 77054, 77547||M-F 730a - 530p|
|Chinese Community CenterWeb||9800 Town Park||713.271.6100||Utilities (must have cut off notice), Weatherization, Adult day program, Gold Card Application Assistance, Income Tax Help, SNAP, Free Legal Clinic, Citizenship Application Assistance,||77024, 77036, 77042, 77056, 77057, 77063, 77072, 77074, 77077, 77079, 77081, 77082, 77083, 77094, 77099, 77450, 77494, 77477,||Tues 9am - 12pm|
|Christian Community CenterWeb||3434 Branard||713.871.9741||Rent, Utilities, Food, Clothing, Vocational Training, Jobnet Program||W-SW: 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007, 77010, 77011, 77012, 77019, 77020, 77021, 77023, 77025, 77026, 77027, 77030, 77046, 77056, 77057, 77081, 77096, 77098, 77401||M-F 10a - 2pm Sat 9a - 12p (food and clothing only)|
|City Fellowship Church Christian Rescue Mission Web||3220 Hadley||713.659.7750||Rent, Utilities, Food||Harris County||Tues-F: 10a -12p|
|City of Houston Water Aid To Elderly Residents Program||4200 Leeland Houston, TX 77023|
Mail application here.
|713.371.1400||Assistance paying water bill. $100 every six months.||Low income seniors (60+) residing in Houston are the priority. Individuals w disabilities and low income families are also encourage to apply. Web||Water Assistance Application: Web|
|City Wide ClubWeb||Multiple locations||713.752.2582||Rent, Utilities, Food, Employment Referrals, Housing and Shelter Recovery Program - room and board for families, seniors, homeless faced w physical, mental substance abuse challenges, Project Warm-Up helps with electric heaters and utilities, Project Cool Down helps w fans and shelters in summer||Harris County and surrounding areas||Tues-Th 10a-1p|
|Covenant House Texas Web||1111 Lovett Blvd||713.523.2231||Crisis shelter, Transitional shelter for youth ages 18 to 20. Medical and clothing provided. Job placement for young adults.||Houston area||M-F 8a to 5p|
|Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) Web||713.957.4357 or 211||Utilities Assistance for low income seniors (60+) and/or have documented disability expected to last 12 months||Harris County||M-F 8a-5p|
|Cypress Area Ministries Web||11202 Huffmeister||281.955.7684||Rent, utilities, food, clothing. CAM may pay a portion of the past due balance on a utility bill. The client is required to pay the balance of the amount past due, or have a pledge for that amount, prior to CAM’s paying the pledged amount.||77065, 77095, 77429, 77433||M-F 10a-2p|
|Fair Haven Methodist Church Web||1330 Gessner||713.476.4346 or (713) 468-3276||Food||77024, 77027, 77041, (Carverdale only), 77043, 77055, 77056, 77079, 77080,||M-F 10a-2p|
|First Baptist ChurchWeb||8009 Long Point||713.554.8801 or (281) 229-9166||Rent, mortgage, utilities, food, prescriptions||NW: Harris County||M-Th 730a-11a Walk Ins only|
|Gulf Coast Community Services Web||9320 Kirby Dr||713.393.4700||Rent, utilities, food, clothing, Q cards, eyewear vouchers||SE: Harris County||M-F 8a-5p|
|Harris County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Web||8933 Interchange Dr.||713.578.2100||Housing Choice Vouchers distributed during open enrollment||Harris County||M-F 8a-5p|
|Harris County Social Services Web||9418 Jense Drive||713.696.7900||Rent, Utilities, Bereavement, Veteran services||Harris County||M-F 8a-5p|
|Hester HouseWeb||2020 Solo||713.274.1394||Hot meals/seniors summer/youth camp||NW - 5th Ward||M-F 8a-5p|
|Houston Volunteers of America Web||4808 Yale Street (Independence Heights Location)|
731 West Davis Conroe, TX
|713.460.0781 or 817.529.7300||Assistance applying for SNAP, Medicaid, FASFA, Tax Season Assistance, Employment Placement Assistance Program for Healthcare jobs, Deaf and Blind Services, Day Habilitation Center for those with special needs, Residential Group Homes for children and adults with special needs, Substance Abuse Treatment, Housing for seniors and those with a disability, Homeless Veterans Help||Houston and surrounding areas||M-F 8a - 5p|
|Housing Authority of City of HoustonWeb||2640 Fountain View Dr||713.260.0600||Housing Choice Vouchers and Public Housing||M-F 8a-5p *By appointment.|
|Humble Area Ministries Web||1302 First Street||281.446.3663||Food, rent, utilities, |
Employment services, Clothing, Prescription Assistance, Birth Certificate and ID Assistance, Assistance with Eyeglasses
|77336, 77345, 77347, 77372, 77338, 77346, 77357, 77396, 77339, 77347, 77365, 77532,||7 days a week/24 hours a day answering machine, leave message|
|Interfaith Caring Ministries Web||151 Park Ave, League City||281.332.3881||Rent, utilities, minor home repair, and food for seniors (55+)||Clear Creek ISD, Friendswood ISD, Clear Lake, Webster, 77034, 77058, 77059, 77062, 77089, 77546, 77565, 77573, 77586, 77598||M-F 830a-430p *by appointment|
|Immaculate Conception Catholic ChurchWeb||7250 Harrisburgh||713.921.1261||Food||77011, 77012||Thurs 930a - 1130m|
|Katy Christian Social Ministries Web||5011 East 5th St Katy, TX||281.391.9623||Rent, mortgage, utilities, food, clothing||77084, 77094, 77406, 77423, 77441, 77449, 77450, 77464, 77476, 77485, 77493, 77494||M-Th 830a-12p 1230p -5p|
|Larkin Community Center Web||5410 Larkin||713.869.9143||Rent and Utility assistance to seniors and families with children||M - F 8am to 5pm|
|LINC Houston Community Services Web||1504 Johnson Street||713.426.2451||Food, Prescriptions, Eye glasses, Rent, Security Deposit, Clothes, CHIP, Medicaid, Gold Card, Home Repair||Mon, Wed, Fri: 9 to 3pm|
|Lone Star Legal Aid Web||1415 Fannin||713.652.0077 or 713.652.5911||Legal services to low income individuals||Harris, Ft Bend and Montgomery County||M-F 830a - 1230p|
|MANNA - Ministry Assistance of the Near Northwest Allicance Web||1806 W. 43rd Street||346.335.2950 or 713.682.7556||Utility, Gas, Rent, Clothing, Food, Assistance with SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, CHIP,||77007, 77008, 77009, 77018, 77022, 77037, 77040, 77076, 77088, 77091, 77092,||M: 8 to 11, Tues and Thurs: 915 to 1115am.|
|Memorial Area MinistriesWeb||1625 Blalock||English 713.574.7533 Spanish 713.574.7536||Rent, water, gas, medical assistance, prescriptions, transportation, clothing, Rapid Re-Housing,||77008, 77009, 77018, 77022, 77024, 77037, 77039, 77040, 77041, 77043, 77055, 77076, 77079, 77080, 77088, 77091, 77092,||M-F 9a - 4p. Call between 9a - 12p M-F to set up an appointment.|
|My Brother's Keeper Outreach Center Web||12713 A Bissonnet||281.489.9933||Financial Assistance, Rent, Utilities, Food Pantry,|
|Mayors Office for People with Disabilities Web||1475 West Gray||832.394.0814 firstname.lastname@example.org||Advocacy Services||City of Houston||M-F 8a - 5p|
|North Channel Assistance MiWeb nistries||13837 Bonham||713.453.8028||Food, food stamp application help, Medicaid application help, clothing,||77013, 77015, 77029, 77044, 77049, 77078, 77530,||M-F 8a-2p|
|Northwest Assistance Ministries Web||15555 Kuykendahl||281.583.5600||Rent, mortgage, gas, water, prescriptions, gas vouchers, dental and medical,||77014, 77032, 77038, 77050, 77060, 77064, 77066, 77067, 77068, 77069, 77070, 77073, 77086, 77090, 77373, 77379, 77388, 77389,||Tues 1p-4p Call for an appointment.|
|Operation ID Web||5100 Travis Street||713.620.6476||Texas Identification Card||Harris County||Tues & Thurs 9a-1130a. You will need a referral/voucher from an agency that Operation ID partners with.|
|Pasadena Community MinistriesWeb||2301 South Houston||713.477.4336||Rent, utilities, food, clothing,||Pasadena, Deer Park,||Tues 9a - 12p. Th 1p-4p|
|Riceville Baptist ChurchWeb||11231 Gessner||713.774.4880||Food, clothing, financial assistance, prison ministry||1st Wed of Month, 6p. Call for appointments.|
|Salvation ArmyWeb||1500 Austin Street||713.752.0677||Rent, Food, Clothing, Utilities (water only), Senior Housing (62+)||Harris County||M-Th 830a - 430p|
|Saras HouseWeb||711 Perla||713.475.1480||Shelter, meals, clothing (women & children)||Pasadena|
|Baker Ripley Web||3838 Aberdeen Way 77025||713-590-2327||Case management, care giver support, dementia adult day program, utilities, must be under 150% FPL, preferences to elderly, disabled, clients w children under 5 yrs, no deposits or reconnection fees,||77016, 77020, 77026, 77028, 77004, 77021, 77033, 77051, 77087, 77003, 77011, 77012, 77020, 77023, 77034, 77058, 77059, 77062, 77075, 77089, 77502, 77504, 77506, 77571, 77598,||Call for appointment|
|Senior Jobs Program (AARP)Web||12727 Featherwood Dr||281.922.9952||Jobs,||Harris County||M-F 930a - 230p|
|Spring-Woodlands Ministries Web||810 E. Louetta Suite A-E||281.353.4480||Food, clothing||77373, 77338, 77389, 77379, 77380, 77381, 77382, 77386, 77388,||M 1p-3p, W 9a-1130a, Thur 1p-3p|
|Society of St. Stephen Web||1062 Fairmont Parkway||281.487.1774||Rent, utilities, food,||77502, 77503, 77505, 77506, 77507||T-F New clients: 10a-1p|
|Society of St Vincent de PaulWeb||2403 Holcombe Blvd||713.741.8234 ext 101||Food, Clothing, Rent, Utility||City of Houston Zip Codes Only||M -F 9am - 5pm|
|Southeast Area Ministries SEAMWeb||2102 Houston Blvd||713.944.0093||Rent, Utilities, Food, Clothing, Ongoing Senior assistance, Christmas assistance program, Prescription, Medical Supply assistance||SE: 77017, 77034, 77061, 77075, 77087, 77089, 77504, 77587,||M-Th 10am - 1:30pm|
|St Bernadette Church Web||15500 El Camino Real||281.486.0337||Food, Clothes, Rent, Utilities,||Clear Lake: 77058, 77059, 77062, 77598,||Tues: 930 to 1130am Thurs: 930 to 1130 Wed: Appt only|
|St. Cecilia ChurchWeb||11720 Joan of Arc Drive||713.468.1185||Rent, Utilities, Food,||NW: 77024, 77043, 77055||M-Th: 9am through 12pm|
|St Christopher Catholic ChurchWeb||8150 Park Place||713.645.6614||Food||SE: 77012, 77017, 77061,||Sat: 930 to 11am|
|St. Hyacinth Catholic Church Web||2921 Center St, Deer Park||281.479.4298||Rent, Utilities, Food||Deer Park: 77536||M - F: 930 to 12pm 1pm to 430pm|
|St. John Vianney Social Services Web||625 Nottingham Oaks||281.497.4434||Utilities, Food, Clothing,||W: 77043, 77055 (Food & Clothing only) 77077, 77079 (Food, Clothing, Utilities )||M-F: 830 to 530pm|
|St. Joseph Catholic ChurchWeb||1505 Kane Street||713.222.8903||Rent, Utilities, Food,||77007, 77008, 77009,||M-T: 9am to 12pm 130 to 330pm|
|St Mary Magdalene Church||527 South Houston Ave, Humble||281.540.1907||Rent, Utilities, Food,||NE: 77338, East of Lee Rd, 77346, (Only apartment complexes)||M, W, F only. 930 to 1145am - 1st 12 people.|
|St Pious Catholic Church Web||824 Main - Pasadena||713.473.9484||Food, Rent, Utilities, Immigrant Legal Assistance, Free Health Screenings,||Pasadena: 77501, 77507, 77536, 77547, 77587,||Tues & Thurs: 10am to 1230pm|
|Target Hunger Service CenterWeb||2814 Quitman||713.226.4953||Emergency Food, Food Pantries, Monthly Food Fairs, Senior Home Delivery Program, Senior Day Site Program||77015, 77016, 77020, 77026, 77028, 77078,||M-F: 9am to 5pm|
|The Bridge Over Troubled WatersWeb||3811 Allen-Genoa Rd||713.473.2801||Emergency Shelter for Domestic Abuse Victims||Harris County|
|The House of AmosWeb||8030 Boone Rd||281.495.9061||Food, Citizenship Classes, Lunches every Saturday, Free immunizations to uninsured children.||M-Th: 9am to 12pm Sat: 10am to 12pm|
|Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries (TEAM) Web||300 W Main Street Tomball, TX 77375||281.351.6700||Utilities, Gas vouchers, Clothing, Food, Medical and Dental vouchers, Temporary Shelter||Tomball zip codes 77375, 77377 or you live within Tomball school district.||Tues and Thurs: 10am to 1pm. Application must be completed in person.|
|The Houston Food Bank Web||535 Portwall||832.369.9390||Emergency Food Pantry, Help applying for SNAP, TANF, CHIP, Medicaid||M-F: 8am to 5pm Sat: Telephone hotline only 8am to 4pm|
|United Way Web||211||Referrals for Food, Shelter, Rent, Utilities, Housing, Shelters, Substance Abuse||Harris County|
|Wesley Community CenterWeb||1410 Lee Street||713.223.8131 ext 245||Rent, Utilities, Food, Financial Education, Employment coaching, Help applying for Medicaid, SNAP, TANF,||Harris County||Friday Starts at 8am. Appointments Only. No appointment needed for Food.|
|West Houston Assistance MinistriesWeb||10501 Meadowglen Lane||713.977.9942||Mortgage, Food, Utilities, Clothing, Employment Assistance, Bus Passes for job related trips, Work Clothes,||77042, 77057, 77063, 77072, 77077, 77082,||M - F: 10am - 1pm|
|Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Web||3826 Wheeler||713.747.7101||Rent, Mortgage, Utilities, Food, Women's Housing (Badge Bush). Visit there site they help in plenty of ways.||SE: 77770||M-Th: 9 - 1230pm F: 9-1130am *Appointment only|
|Windsor Village Social ServicesWeb||12041 1/2 Post Oak Rd||713.551.8792||Rent, Mortgage, Utilities, Food,||Harris County and Ft Bend County||Appointment only Monday 8am to 11am Food: T-W 9am to 11am. Th 1030am to 1230pm|
|Pearland Neighborhood CenterWeb||2335 N Texas Ave, Pearland, TX 77581||281-485-1987, email@example.com||Rent, Utilities, Gas, Food and Baby Pantry, Bread Pantry, Santa's Helpers Program, School Supply Vouchers, Emergency Assistance, Finanical Stability Course, GED Scholarships, Disaster Relief||Brazoria County||M - F 8 to 5|
|East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry WWebeb||435 Stafford Run Road |
Stafford, Texas 77477-5639
|281 261-1006||Food, rent, utilities, resale shop, Christmas and Thanksgiving Meals, Backpacks for kids,||East Fort Bend - 77053, 77459, 77477, 77478, 77479, 77489, 77545, 77583||281 261-1006|
|Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services (ECHOS) WWebeb||9600 S. Gessner, Bldg. E |
Houston, Texas 77071
|713 270-0369||Gold Card, Medcaid, SNAP, Food, ESL, Computer Literacy, Voter Registration, Child Immunizations, Vision Screening, Domestic Abuse Counseling and support groups,||Serves Greater Houston||713 270-0369|
|Emergency Aid Coalition (EAC) WWebeb||5401 Fannin Street |
Houston, Texas 77004-6808
|(713) 522-5903||Food Pantry + Clothing (M-F 8:30am), Lunch Program (M - F + Sunday 11 am & 1pm, Backpacks (register in March)||Serves Greater Houston||(713) 522-5903|
|Interfaith of the Woodlands WebWeb||4242 Interfaith Way|
The Woodlands, Texas 77381
|(832) 615-8219||Rent, mortgage, utilities, prescription drugs, food, clothing, emergency shelter, Christmas gifts for kids, primary care, dental, womens health, senior transportation, senior grocery delivery,||Woodlands - 77375, 77380, 77381, 77382, 77384, 77385, 77386, 77389,||(832) 615-8219|
|My Brother's Keeper Outreach Center (not COH Program) WWebeb||12713A Bissonnet |
Houston, TX 77099
|(281) 498-9933||Rent, utilities, Food, School supplies, Thanksgiving / Christmas Meal Program, Christmas gifts for kids, Easter baskets,||77031, 77035, 77036, 77042, 77056, 77071, 77072, 77074, 77081, 77082, 77083, 77085, 77096, 77099, 77401, 77477, 77478,||(281) 498-9933|
|St. Vincent's House - Galveston Web||2-2817 Alfreda Houston Place|
Galveston, Texas 77550
|(409) 763-8521||Vision + Dental clinic, Mental Health Counseling, Speech, Physical Occupational Therapy, Rent, Utilities, Case Management, Transportation,||Galveston - 77591, 77568, 77590, 77563, 77554, 77551, 77550, 77555, 77552, 77553,||(409) 763-8521|
|Hero Houston WWebeb||12335 Kingsride, Box 230, Houston, TX 77024||(713) 932-3996||Offers services to seniors in the Memorial and Spring Branch area. Transportation to medical appointments, light handyman work, help filling out documents and senior service referrals.||Memorial and Spring Branch area. 77024 77043 77055 77079 77080||Monday - Friday 8 to 5|
|Public Utility commission of Texas (PUC) Web||888.782.8477 or 512.936.7500||Will not turn of utilities or electricity if you have a need for medical equipment or you are on life support|
|COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program web||866.454.8387 or 888.782.8477||The Texas COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program (CERP) helps consumers who are having trouble paying bills due to job loss or other related hardship.||Who is eligible for the Texas COVID-19 Electricity Relief Plan?|
Residential customers that qualify for unemployment or that are low income qualify for the Texas COVID-19 Electricity Relief Plan. Once approved for the Texas COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program, you will remain on the program for up to six months.
During that time, your electricity provider cannot disconnect your electricity for non-payment.
9. Thrift Stores – Low-Cost furniture in Houston
While this option isn’t free you can find good deals on furniture in the thrift stores in Houston.
Cheap couches, dressers and coffee tables can be found at places like Houston Goodwill or Salvation Army for really good deals.
Use the map below to find a thrift store near you to see what kind of bargains on furniture they might offer.
For more information on thrift shops see our article titled Where To Find Money-Saving Thrift Stores in Houston.
10. Pregnancy Assistance Centers – Free baby furniture in Houston
If you need free baby furniture try contacting a Houston pregnancy assistance center.
Some of these agencies will give you baby furniture with no strings attached while some will require you to enroll in their program or class. You will need to contact each agency to learn about baby furniture and the requirements to obtain it.
For help finding baby furniture in Houston see our article titled Where To Find Free Houston Diaper Banks. Inside this article are listings of pregnancy assistance centers that can potentially help you with furniture.
11. Catholic Charities Disaster Recovery Program – Help For Those Affected By Harvey
This program provides not only furniture but housing, rent assistance and other things to anyone affected by Hurricane Harvey.
To learn more about this program call them at 713.874.6664, visit their website or apply for the Disaster Recovery Program online.
12. Ashley Furniture (Hope To Dream Program) – Free beds for children
The Ashley Furniture Hope to Dream Program provides you with another option for free beds for children.
To apply for this program simply complete the online application form. The previous link will let you know which Houston area Ashley Furniture stores participate in the Hope to Dream Program.
13. Garage Sales in Houston – Low-cost furniture in Houston
Another option for finding low-cost furniture in Houston is garage sales.
Garage sales or yard sales are often held by residents who want to rid themselves of excess stuff; many times this includes furniture.
14. Friends and Family – Potentially Free Furniture
Many times the help we need is closer than we thought. If you need free furniture reach out to family and friends.
There have been plenty of occasions where I just wanted an old TV, mattress or dresser gone. Instead of calling someone to pick it up I just moved it into the garage or spare bedroom. Your family is likely no different.
If you need free furniture ask your family directly or send out a post on Facebook with a list of things you need. Despite all the focus on “haters” and negativity online, I believe people genuinely do want to see you succeed. Reach out to your family and friends because I guarantee there is a piece of furniture in their home that they would love to see you haul off!
15. Houston Local Charity – Charity items for Houston families in need
Local Houston Charity is able to assist families who are suffering from hardship.
Individuals who are in need must complete their online form.
If you are a case manager or work at a church or non-profit email Houston Local Charity at. Be sure to send this via an agency letterhead. In this letter provide your agency’s contact information, the items needed and a summary of your client’s situation.
Houston Local Charity also offers free donation pickups on the following days:
- SW Houston – Mondays
- NW Houston – Tuesdays
- NE Houston – Wednesdays
- Inner Loop – Thursdays
- SE Houston – Fridays
Contact them at 832.818.1505 to schedule your pick up or learn more about possible assistance.
16. Call 211 – Houston Resource Phone Number
If all of the above fails, call 211 Houston for leads on free furniture in Houston.
This is a helpline that answers questions about Houston resources. This list was extensive, but there is a good chance that 211 may have some suggestions you haven’t tried.
Furniture is finite therefore the first client to request help gets the help.
The options listed above are not guaranteed, so keep this in mind when calling each agency for assistance. The organizations in this guide are merely suggestions on finding free furniture in Houston.
If an agency cannot help you with furniture before getting off the phone ask them about organizations they may be partnered with and you may get more options.
Best of luck!
Nick Bryant is a Counselor with 11 years of experience working in community health. He enjoys concerts, walks with the doggo and wife, mocking Dallas Cowboy fans, and sharing community resources. Jump on the Houston Case Managers email list to receive weekly community resource guides delivered directly to your inbox.