Find Help In Texas After Imelda Flooding | Shelters, Food, Etc
For anyone affected by tropical storm Imelda, here is a list of resources to hopefully help you and your family out.
Below you will find resources for:
- Emergency shelter in the event your home was flooded
- Locating your car if you stalled out and it was towed
- Food resources
- Houston Area Ministry agencies who may be able to help with food, clothing, toiletries, etc.
- Free Airbnb for those displaced and relief workers Sept 19th through Oct 11th
- Long term housing options
- Complete the Imelda Survey which will eventually match you to the resources you need.
- Red Cross Shelters for Imelda Flooding In Texas
- If Your Car Was Towed During Imelda
- Houston Area Assistance Ministries – Help w food, clothing, etc
- Houston Non-Profit Help By Zip Code – Help w food, clothing, etc
- Long-term Houston Housing Options
- Imelda Flood Food Resources
- Free Furniture In Houston
- Baby Items
- Imelda Survey
Red Cross Shelters for Imelda Flooding In Texas
Below are the Red Cross Shelters that are open throughout Houston and East Texas.
These are all considered immediate housing solutions. Later in this guide, I will provide you with secondary housing options.
Note: For more Red Cross resources contact their Houston Chapter at 713.526.8300 or visit their website.
You are encouraged to try calling these locations first before just showing up to ensure the shelter is still operational.
- East Montgomery County Senior Center, 21679 McCleskey Road, New Caney, TX – 281.354.1223
- Saint Simon’s and Saint Jude’s Catholic Church, 26777 Glen Loch Road, Spring, TX – (281) 367-9885
- Calvary Baptist Church, 816 N. Blair Ave., Cleveland, TX – (281) 593-1751
- Wildwood United Methodist Church, 8911 FM 1488, Magnolia, TX – (832) 934-0100
- St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 14225 Hargrave Road, Houston, TX – (281) 469-2457
- Kingwood First Baptist Church, 3500 Woodland Hills Drive, Kingwood, TX – (281) 358-4266
- Yankton Sr. Citizen Center – 900 Whiting Drive – Yankton, TX
- MCTX East Montgomery County Senior Center – 21679 McCleskey Road – New Caney, TX – 281-577-8919
- White Park Community Building – 225 White Park Drive – Anahuac, TX – 409-267-2729
- First Baptist Church Hamshire – 25403 TX-124 – Hamshire, TX
- Orange County Convention and Expo Center – 11475 FM 1442 – Orange, TX – 409-745-9712
- Beaumont Civic Center – 701 Main Street – Beaumont, TX – (409) 838-3435
- Grace Community Baptist Church – 22044 Burrell-Wingate Road – Beaumont, TX – 409.794.2770
- YYAFA – 170 HWY 418 – Silsbee
In addition to these shelters Joel Olsteen, Mattress Mack and other community leaders have opened shelters at :
- Lakewood Church – 3700 SW Freeway, HTX – (713) 635-4154
- Gallery Furniture – 6006 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77076 – (713) 694-5570
More Houston Shelter Options For Those Affected By Imelda
If you need additional shelter options see our guide titled Ultimate Guide To Finding Homeless Shelters In Houston. In this guide, you will find men, women’s and family shelters.
Free Airbnb For Anyone Impacted By Imelda
Landlords on Airbnb are offering up their homes (for free) to those impacted by Imelda. Whether your home was flooded or you are a relief worker you can find shelter in one of these Airbnb’s from September 19th to October 11th.
If Your Car Was Towed During Imelda
If you parked your car along I-45 or any other freeway/street and your car was towed here are two ways to locate your vehicle:
- Contact City of Houston Police Department at 713.308.8500.
- You can also visit FindMyTowedCar.com. Simply enter details like your license plate, year and make to learn where your car was towed to.
According to Mayor Turner, the car’s that are not directly blocking traffic will be towed last. If you were able to park your car along the side of the freeway, then your vehicle will be towed last.
Houston Area Assistance Ministries – Help w food, clothing, etc
Houston area assistance ministry agencies help with all kinds of resources like food, clothing, toiletries, and other things.
Simply contact the location closest to your home and call them to see if they are helping survivors of Imelda.
Houston Non-Profit Help By Zip Code – Help w food, clothing, etc
You can also use this table to type in your zip code to see which non-profits/churches 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 email@example.com||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, firstname.lastname@example.org||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.
Long-term Houston Housing Options
Aside from spending money on a hotel, a shelter is the most immediate housing option for anyone who was displaced by the rains of Tropical Storm Imelda. The housing options in this section are considered long-term options because each will take time to obtain.
New Hope Housing – For single adults only; male and female
New Hope Housing offers single-room occupancy (SRO) to single adults; male or female. To apply to get into New Hope Housing you must contact any of their properties that you are interested in because each has its own waitlist.
- Brays Crossing – 6311 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77023 – 713.777.6311
- Canal Street – 2821 Canal St, Houston, TX 77003 – 713.224.2821
- Congress Street – 1414 Congress Ave, Houston, TX 77002 – 713.224.1414
- Harrisburg Street – 3315 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston, TX 77003 – 832971.6220
- Perry Street – 4415 Perry Street, Houston, TX 77021 – 713.522.4415
- Rittenhouse Street – West Rittenhouse Street, Houston, TX 77091 – 713.692.0577
- Sakowitz Street – 2424 Sakowitz Street, Houston, TX 77020 – 713.671.2424
For more inforation see our guide titled How To Apply For New Hope Housing.
Apply For Housing – Single adults or families
Another secondary housing option for anyone needing to find placement following the Imelda floods is applying at a housing authority. The only issue with applying at Houston Housing Authority is the waitlist was full before this week’s floods.
An alternative to waiting nearly 24 months with Houston Housing Authority is applying at an outside housing program. You can apply for housing with any housing authority in any city, county or state in the US. The smaller the population, the shorter the wait for you.
Note: The Houston Housing Authority waitlist is LONG, but consider contacting them anyway for assistance. They may offer a special housing program for survivors of Imelda. Doesn’t hurt to call. You will find their number and Harris County Housing Authority listed below.
Here is a list of housing authorities that are in Texas that may have shorter waitlists than Houston.
Houston Housing Authority – 2640 Fountain View Dr, Houston, TX 77057 – 713.260.0500
Harris County Housing Authority – 8933 Interchange Dr, Houston, TX 77054 – 713.578.2100
Baytown Housing Authority – 1805 Cedar Bayou Rd, Baytown, TX – 281.427.6686
Beaumont Housing Authority – 1890 Laurel Ave, Beaumont, TX 77701 – 409.951.7200
Austin Housing Authority – 1124 S. IH 35, Austin, TX 78704 – 512.477.4488
Brazoria Housing Authority – 1524 E. Mulberry St, Angleton, TX 979.864.1427
El Campo Housing Authority – 1303 Delta St, El Campo, TX 77437 – 979.543.6991
Fort Worth Housing Authority – 1201 East 13th St, Fort Worth, TX 76102 – 817.333.3400
Dallas Housing Authority – 3939 N. Hampton Rd, Dallas, TX 75212 – 214.951.8300
Galveston Housing Authority – 4700 Broadway Avenue J #A100, Galveston, TX 77551 – 409.765.1900
Liberty Housing Authority – 2103 Cos St, Liberty, TX 77575 – 936.336.4558 ext 4
Montgomery County Housing Authority – 1500 N. Frazier St, Conroe, TX 77301 – 936.441.5816
Pasadena Housing Authority – 1114 Davis St, Pasadena, TX 77506 – 713.475.5544
Rosenberg Housing Authority – 117 Lane, Dr, Rosenberg, TX 77471 – 281.342.1456
San Antonio Housing Authority – 818 S. Flores St, San Antonio, TX 78204 – 210.477.6000
Tarrant Housing Authority – 2100 Circle Dr #200, Forth Worth, TX 76119 – 817.531.7640
Arlington Housing Authority – 501 W. Sanford, #20 Arlington 76011 (817) 275-3351 arlingtonhousing.us
Austin Housing Authority – P. O. Box 41119 Austin 78704 (512) 477-4488 hacanet.org
Bastrop Housing Authority – P.O. Box 707 Bastrop 78602 (512) 321-3398
Bay City Housing Authority – 3012 Sycamore Bay City 77414 (979) 245- baycitypha.org
Bexar County Housing Authority 1954 E. Houston, #104 San Antonio 78202 (210) 225-0071 – habctx.org
Brazoria County Housing Authority 1524 E. Mulberry, #162 Angleton 77515 (979) 864-1427 – brazoria-county.com
Brazos Valley Council of Governments – P. O. Drawer 4128 Bryan 77805 (979) 595-2800 x2081 – bvcog.org
Brenham Housing Authority – P. O. Box 623 Brenham 77834-0623 (979) 836-9221 – brenhamhousing.org
Bryan Housing Authority – 1306 Beck Street Bryan 77803 (979) 822-2013 – bryanhousing.org
Buffalo Housing Authority – P. O. Drawer L Buffalo 75831 (903) 322-3654
Centerville Housing Authority – P. O. Box 249 Centerville 75833 (903) 536-2378 email@example.com
Cleveland Housing Authority – 801 S. Franklin Cleveland 77327 (281) 593-1159 firstname.lastname@example.org
Corpus Christi Housing Authority – 3701 Ayers Corpus Christi 78415 (361) 889-3300 – hacc.org
Dayton Housing Authority – 2502 N. Winfree Dayton 77535 (936) 258-5372 email@example.com
Fort Worth Housing Authority – P. O. Box 430 Fort Worth 76101-0430 (817) 333-3400 – fwhs.org
Huntsville Housing Authority – 299 MLK Blvd. #1 Huntsville 77320 (936) 294-0277
Jefferson Housing Authority – 505 St. Hwy 49 Jefferson 75657 (903) 665-2671
Killeen Housing Authority – 101 E. Avenue B Killeen 76541 (254) 394-0160 – killeenha.org
Liberty Co. Housing Authority – 2103 Cos Street, Room 103 Liberty 77575 (936) 336-4558 co.liberty.tx.us
Madisonville Housing Authority – 601 S. Madison Madisonville 77864 (936) 348-6346 nctv.com
McKinney Housing Authority – 603 N. Tennessee St. McKinney 75069 (972) 542-5641 – mckinneyha.org
NacogdochesHousing Authority – 715 Summit Street Nacogdoches 75961 (936) 569-1131- nactxha.org
Navasota Housing Authority – P. O. Box 967 Navasota 77868 (936) 825-7024
New Braunfels Hsg. Authority – P. O. Box 310906 New Braunfels 78131-0906 (830) 625-6909 nbhatx.us
Orange Housing Authority – P. O. Box 3107 Orange 77631 (409) 883-5882- hacotx.com
Plano Housing Authority – 1740 Ave G Plano 75074 (972) 423-4928 -planoha.org
Port Arthur Housing Authority – P. O. Box 2295 Port Arthur 77643-2295 (409) 982-6442 – pahousing.org
Round Rock Housing Authority – 1505 Lance Lane Round Rock 78664 (512) 255-3702 – taylorha.org
San Marcos Housing Authority – 1201 Thorpe Lane San Marcos 78666 (512) 353-5058
Travis County Housing Authority – 502 Highland Mall Blvd, Suite 106-B Austin 78752 (512) 854-8245 – traviscountytx.gov
Waco Housing Authority – P. O. Box 978 Waco 76703-0978 (254) 752-0324 – wacopha.org
Houston Rooming Houses – mainly for adults
Another option following Imelda is a rooming house.
Rooming or Boarding Houses are good alternatives to shelters for individuals who have a steady income, but not enough to afford an apartment. Typically these places will charge you by the week. Below are some of the rooming houses in Houston.
Bayou RH – 1406 Bayou Houston, TX 77020 – 346.201.2058
Campbell RH – 3019 Campbell St Houston, TX 77026 – 346.302.3967
Cesar Chavez RH – 1114 Cesar Chavez Houston, TX 77011 – 832.267.3460
Hardy RH – 2103 Hardy Houston, TX 77026 – 713.225.0238
Harrisburg RH – 5315 Harrisburg Houston, TX 77011 – 713.926.3846
Magnolia RH – 7725 E. Magnolia Houston, TX 77012 – 713.928.6771
New Orleans RH – 4411 New Orleans Houston, TX 77020 – 713.657.9288
Ramin RH – 8917 Ramin Houston, TX 77012 – 713.556.0540
Sherman RH – 7026 Sherman Houston, TX 77011 – 713.926.9551
Terry RH – 2305 Terry Houston, TX 77009 – 713.225.4511
Wayne RH – 4007 Wayne Street Houston, TX 77026 – 832.208.9952
Wayside RH – 1101 Wayside Houston, TX 77011 – 713.921.6150
Wilmer RH – 4309 Wilmer Houston, TX 77003 – 713.926.0676
If you want to learn more about rooming houses see our guide to Rooming Houses In Houston.
Houston Apartment Locators – single adults and families
Finding a suitable apartment is hard enough without a major flood like Imelda, although if anyone can help you find a new place to stay it’s a Houston apartment locator. Apartment locators cans sometimes help individuals with broken leases and evictions. To have an apartment locator search for a new place to live is free.
Below is a list of Houston apartment locators:
Apartment Gorilla – 281.704.6979 or 281.818.3045
Apartment Gurus – 281.888.0089
Apartment Lease Finders – 713.322.7086
Apartment World – 346.260.3007
Houston Apartment Insiders – 713.322.6198
Limitless Leasing – 832.722.9650
MatchLiving Apartment Locators – 800.470.4981
Renters Resource – 713.785.0070
Smart City Apartment Locating – 713.482.1323
Tax Credit Apartments In Houston
Housing for People with Criminal Records
Imelda Flood Food Resources
Free Furniture In Houston
While there will be no shortage of assistance from non-profit agencies in the coming days, there will also be lots of red tape, lines, and sign-in sheets for you to complete. For this reason, I strongly urge you to TRY reaching out to family members for help.
If they can’t help or you don’t have family members to contact that’s completely understandable. You can follow up with any of the resources above or contact 211 Texas (dial 211 or 877.541.7905 on your phone).
211 Texas can provide you with referrals to food, health, and housing in your area.
Whatever your situation is and whenever you are located from Braeswood Bayou to Beaumont good luck with your recovery and God bless!
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.