The Ultimate Guide To Houston Community Resources

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The Ultimate Guide To Houston Community Resources


In this guide, I will provide you with a number of options for Houston community resources. 

Ultimate Guide To Houston Community Resources

 

Houston Coronavirus Resources 

In this section, I have listed resources to help clients deal with the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Houston Healthcare Options

At some point in your life you will get sick and when that happens you want to have a network of providers to help you with medical consultations, treatment, and prescriptions. There Houston healthcare options will ensure that you receive help even if you are uninsured.

Low-Cost Medical Care In Houston

In this section, I will provide you with options for low-cost health insurance. Regardless of your income or a lack of insurance, you will find providers to treat you with these guides. 

  • Harris Health Gold Card Clinics – Harris Health is the indigent healthcare system in Houston. If you are uninsured or low-income these clinics offer great medical treatment options. To receive care via Harris Health you will need to apply for the “Gold Card”.
  • Harris Health Same Day Clinics – These are walk-in clinics available to anyone with a Gold Card. These clinics treat minor injuries and illnesses.  The same day clinics provide a good alternative to visiting the ER for minor medical issues. 
  • 14 Low-Cost Medical Clinics In Houston – In this guide, you will find 14 federally qualified health centers in Houston. No health insurance is required at these clinics. Also, you are billed based on a sliding scale, which means you pay what the clinics deem to be fair based on your income. 
  • Low-Cost Dentist In Houston – Here you will find a listing of dentist offices who treat the insured and uninsured. 

Houston Mental Health Treatment

You can find clinics who provide both counseling and psychiatry to patients who have private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, and even those who are uninsured. 

Houston Housing Resources 

Below you will find multiple options for Houston housing. 

  • How To Apply For Section 8 – This article will provide you with a basic understanding of how Section 8 or the Housing Choice Voucher program works. This program offers vouchers that you can then use with landlords who accept the voucher. 
  • How To Apply For Houston Public Housing – Similar to Section 8 this is another program offered by local housing authorities.  Those who qualify for this program receive discounted housing in complexes like Cuney Homes, Clayton Court, etc. 
  • Other Housing Authorities To Consider – Due to the number of people on the Houston housing waitlist you are encouraged to consider alternatives. This guide will provide you with a number of housing authorities outside of Houston to consider if you need housing. 
  • How To Apply For New Hope Housing – If you are a single adult this could be a housing option. This program typically offers a shorter waitlist than those with the Houston or Harris County Housing Authorities. 
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments In Houston – LIHTC Apartments are similar to housing programs in the fact that you received reduced monthly rent although how you apply is different. Learn how to apply, where these apartments are located in Houston, and more in this guide. 
  • Houston Rooming Houses – These are good alternatives to shelters for anyone who has a steady income, but maybe not enough for an apartment. 
  • Houston Homeless Shelters – This is a list of Houston homeless shelters in the area. You will find shelters for men, women, families, teens, and seniors. You can also find agencies that provide supportive services for individuals who are homeless. 
  • Houston Housing Options For Felons – You will find 11 housing options to consider if you have a criminal record. 
  • 12 Ways Star of Hope Can Help You Become Self-Sufficient In 18 Months – Star of Hope Houston offers shelter and many more supportive programs. This post explains how their programs can help you toward a life of self-sufficiency.

Houston Food Assistance Options 

If you are seeking food you will find Houston community resources for food pantries, WIC, senior meals, and a free baby formula below. 

Transportation Options In Houston

It’s much easier to get around if you have a car in Houston, although if you don’t check out the resources below for assistance getting around town. 

Houston Employment Assistance 

There are lots of opportunities to work in Houston and below you’ll find multiple articles to help you find that perfect job. 

Houston Childcare Options

Use the guides below to help you with childcare in Houston while you work or go to school. 

Services For Houston Seniors 

In this section you’ll find a number of services to help senior citizens in Houston. 

  • How To Get A Home Caregiver – Whether you’ve never had a caregiver (helps with cleaning bathing) or you have one but need more hours, this guide will walk you step by step through the process of accomplishing both tasks. 
  • Houston Home Health Care Providers Organized By Insurance Accepted – If you need a home health care provider (helps with medical tasks at home) this guide will provide you with a listing of agencies in Houston and the specific insurance they accept. 
  •  Free Medical Equipment In Houston – This guide will help you find agencies to potentially provide free medical equipment like  shower chairs, walkers or wheelchairs.  
  • Turning Point Center – Turning Point a Spring Branch shelter for individuals 50 and older. 

Resources For Houston Moms

Below is a collection of resources to help Houston moms with things like formula, diapers and other things. 

 

Conclusion

More community resources will be added to this list this week.

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