Find Help In Texas After Imelda Flooding | Shelters, Food, Etc

Imelda flooding help

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:

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.

Where To Find Rent and Utility Assistance in Houston

Agency AddressPhoneType of AssistanceArea/Zip Code servedHourss
AIDS Foundation HoustonWeb6260 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 PlanHarris CountyM-F 930 to 4pm. Walk ins welcome but priority is given to those with appointments.
Baytown Resource & Assistance Center Web5309 Decker Dr281.424.5752. *Must make an appointment. Utilities, Clothing for Children, Employment assistance services Residents of McNair, Baytown, Highlands or Chambers CountyMon: 8 to 5pm. Closed from 12 to 1pm for lunch.
Avenue 360 (formerly Bearing Omega and Houston Area Community Services) Web2150 West 18th Street713.426.0027Housing referrals, medical support, Rent, Mental HealthHIV/AIDs clients onlyM - F: 8 to 5pm
Bethel's Heavenly HandsWeb 12660 Sandpiper Dr713.729.6477Food, Clothing, Thursday Food Distributions, Senior Commodity Program, Harris CountyMon, Tues, Fri
Braes Interfaith MinistriesWeb4300 W. Bellfort713.723.1945Rent, Utilities, Food, ClothingSW: 77025, 77035, 77045, 77051, 77053, 77054, 77071, 77085, 77096M-F 730a - 530p
Brentwood Community Foundation Web13033 1/2 Landmark Street713.852.2551Resources for those with HIV/AIDS. Rent, Mortgage, Food, Utilities, housing referrals Those with HIV/AIDS in Houston areaM-F 8am to 5pm
Catholic Charities Main Office Web2900 Louisiana

Other Locations: Houston Locations

713.874.6590 or 713.526.4611Rent, 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, 77547M-F 730a - 530p
Chinese Community CenterWeb9800 Town Park713.271.6100Utilities (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 CenterWeb3434 Branard713.871.9741Rent, 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, 77401M-F 10a - 2pm Sat 9a - 12p (food and clothing only)
City Fellowship Church Christian Rescue Mission Web3220 Hadley713.659.7750Rent, Utilities, Food Harris CountyTues-F: 10a -12p
City of Houston Water Aid To Elderly Residents Program4200 Leeland Houston, TX 77023
Mail application here.
713.371.1400Assistance 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. WebWater Assistance Application: Web
City Wide ClubWebMultiple locations713.752.2582Rent, 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 areasTues-Th 10a-1p
Covenant House Texas Web1111 Lovett Blvd713.523.2231Crisis shelter, Transitional shelter for youth ages 18 to 20. Medical and clothing provided. Job placement for young adults. Houston areaM-F 8a to 5p
Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) Web713.957.4357 or 211 Utilities Assistance for low income seniors (60+) and/or have documented disability expected to last 12 monthsHarris CountyM-F 8a-5p
Cypress Area Ministries Web11202 Huffmeister281.955.7684Rent, 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, 77433M-F 10a-2p
Fair Haven Methodist Church Web1330 Gessner 713.476.4346 or (713) 468-3276Food77024, 77027, 77041, (Carverdale only), 77043, 77055, 77056, 77079, 77080,M-F 10a-2p
First Baptist ChurchWeb8009 Long Point713.554.8801 or (281) 229-9166Rent, mortgage, utilities, food, prescriptionsNW: Harris CountyM-Th 730a-11a Walk Ins only
Gulf Coast Community Services Web9320 Kirby Dr713.393.4700Rent, utilities, food, clothing, Q cards, eyewear vouchersSE: Harris CountyM-F 8a-5p
Harris County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Web8933 Interchange Dr. 713.578.2100Housing Choice Vouchers distributed during open enrollmentHarris CountyM-F 8a-5p
Harris County Social Services Web9418 Jense Drive713.696.7900Rent, Utilities, Bereavement, Veteran servicesHarris CountyM-F 8a-5p
Hester HouseWeb2020 Solo713.274.1394Hot meals/seniors summer/youth campNW - 5th WardM-F 8a-5p
Houston Volunteers of America Web4808 Yale Street (Independence Heights Location)

731 West Davis Conroe, TX
713.460.0781 or 817.529.7300Assistance 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 HoustonWeb2640 Fountain View Dr713.260.0600Housing Choice Vouchers and Public HousingM-F 8a-5p *By appointment.
Humble Area Ministries Web1302 First Street281.446.3663Food, 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 Web151 Park Ave, League City281.332.3881Rent, 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 713.921.1261Food 77011, 77012Thurs 930a - 1130m
Katy Christian Social Ministries Web 5011 East 5th St Katy, TX281.391.9623Rent, mortgage, utilities, food, clothing77084, 77094, 77406, 77423, 77441, 77449, 77450, 77464, 77476, 77485, 77493, 77494

M-Th 830a-12p 1230p -5p
Larkin Community Center Web5410 Larkin 713.869.9143Rent and Utility assistance to seniors and families with childrenM - F 8am to 5pm
LINC Houston Community Services Web1504 Johnson Street 713.426.2451Food, Prescriptions, Eye glasses, Rent, Security Deposit, Clothes, CHIP, Medicaid, Gold Card, Home RepairMon, Wed, Fri: 9 to 3pm
Lone Star Legal Aid Web1415 Fannin 713.652.0077 or 713.652.5911Legal services to low income individuals Harris, Ft Bend and Montgomery CountyM-F 830a - 1230p
MANNA - Ministry Assistance of the Near Northwest Allicance Web1806 W. 43rd Street713.682.7556Utility, 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 MinistriesWeb1625 Blalock English 713.574.7533 Spanish 713.574.7536Rent, 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 Web12713 A Bissonnet 281.489.9933Financial Assistance, Rent, Utilities, Food Pantry,
Mayors Office for People with Disabilities Web1475 West Gray832.394.0814 mopdmail@houstontx.govAdvocacy ServicesCity of Houston M-F 8a - 5p
North Channel Assistance MiWeb nistries 13837 Bonham713.453.8028Food, food stamp application help, Medicaid application help, clothing, 77013, 77015, 77029, 77044, 77049, 77078, 77530, M-F 8a-2p
Northwest Assistance Ministries Web15555 Kuykendahl281.583.5600Rent, 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 Web5100 Travis Street713.620.6476Texas Identification CardHarris CountyTues & Thurs 9a-1130a. You will need a referral/voucher from an agency that Operation ID partners with.
Pasadena Community MinistriesWeb2301 South Houston 713.477.4336Rent, utilities, food, clothing, Pasadena, Deer Park, Tues 9a - 12p. Th 1p-4p
Riceville Baptist ChurchWeb11231 Gessner 713.774.4880Food, clothing, financial assistance, prison ministry 1st Wed of Month, 6p. Call for appointments.
Salvation ArmyWeb1500 Austin Street713.752.0677Rent, Food, Clothing, Utilities (water only), Senior Housing (62+) Harris CountyM-Th 830a - 430p
Saras HouseWeb711 Perla 713.475.1480Shelter, meals, clothing (women & children) Pasadena
Baker Ripley WebJW Peavy Senior Center, Third Ward MSC, Harbach Ripley Community Center, Ripley Community Center, Bay Area United Way713-590-2327Case management, care giver support, dementia adult day program, utilities, 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)Web12727 Featherwood Dr281.922.9952Jobs, Harris CountyM-F 930a - 230p
Spring-Woodlands Ministries Web810 E. Louetta Suite A-E281.353.4480Food, clothing77373, 77338, 77389, 77379, 77380, 77381, 77382, 77386, 77388, M 1p-3p, W 9a-1130a, Thur 1p-3p
Society of St. Stephen Web1062 Fairmont Parkway281.487.1774Rent, utilities, food, 77502, 77503, 77505, 77506, 77507T-F New clients: 10a-1p
Society of St Vincent de PaulWeb2403 Holcombe Blvd713.741.8234 ext 101Food, Clothing, Rent, UtilityCity of Houston Zip Codes OnlyM -F 9am - 5pm
Southeast Area Ministries SEAMWeb2102 Houston Blvd 713.944.0093Rent, Utilities, Food, Clothing, Ongoing Senior assistance, Christmas assistance program, Prescription, Medical Supply assistanceSE: 77017, 77034, 77061, 77075, 77087, 77089, 77504, 77587, M-Th 10am - 1:30pm
St Bernadette Church Web15500 El Camino Real281.486.0337Food, Clothes, Rent, Utilities, Clear Lake: 77058, 77059, 77062, 77598, Tues: 930 to 1130am Thurs: 930 to 1130 Wed: Appt only
St. Cecilia ChurchWeb11720 Joan of Arc Drive 713.468.1185Rent, Utilities, Food, NW: 77024, 77043, 77055M-Th: 9am through 12pm
St Christopher Catholic ChurchWeb8150 Park Place713.645.6614 FoodSE: 77012, 77017, 77061, Sat: 930 to 11am
St. Hyacinth Catholic Church Web2921 Center St, Deer Park281.479.4298Rent, Utilities, FoodDeer Park: 77536M - F: 930 to 12pm 1pm to 430pm
St. John Vianney Social Services Web625 Nottingham Oaks281.497.4434Utilities, Food, Clothing, W: 77043, 77055 (Food & Clothing only) 77077, 77079 (Food, Clothing, Utilities ) M-F: 830 to 530pm
St. Joseph Catholic ChurchWeb1505 Kane Street713.222.8903Rent, Utilities, Food, 77007, 77008, 77009, M-T: 9am to 12pm 130 to 330pm
St Mary Magdalene Church 527 South Houston Ave, Humble281.540.1907Rent, 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 Web824 Main - Pasadena 713.473.9484Food, Rent, Utilities, Immigrant Legal Assistance, Free Health Screenings, Pasadena: 77501, 77507, 77536, 77547, 77587, Tues & Thurs: 10am to 1230pm
Target Hunger Service CenterWeb2814 Quitman 713.226.4953Emergency 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 WatersWeb3811 Allen-Genoa Rd713.473.2801Emergency Shelter for Domestic Abuse VictimsHarris County
The House of AmosWeb8030 Boone Rd281.495.9061Food, Citizenship Classes, Lunches every Saturday, Free immunizations to uninsured children. M-Th: 9am to 12pm Sat: 10am to 12pm
Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries (TEAM) Web300 W Main Street Tomball, TX 77375281.351.6700Utilities, 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 Web535 Portwall832.369.9390Emergency Food Pantry, Help applying for SNAP, TANF, CHIP, MedicaidM-F: 8am to 5pm Sat: Telephone hotline only 8am to 4pm
United Way Web211Referrals for Food, Shelter, Rent, Utilities, Housing, Shelters, Substance AbuseHarris County
Wesley Community CenterWeb1410 Lee Street713.223.8131 ext 245Rent, Utilities, Food, Financial Education, Employment coaching, Help applying for Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, Harris CountyFriday Starts at 8am. Appointments Only. No appointment needed for Food.
West Houston Assistance MinistriesWeb10501 Meadowglen Lane713.977.9942Mortgage, 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 Web3826 Wheeler713.747.7101Rent, Mortgage, Utilities, Food, Women's Housing (Badge Bush). Visit there site they help in plenty of ways. SE: 77770M-Th: 9 - 1230pm F: 9-1130am *Appointment only
Windsor Village Social ServicesWeb12041 1/2 Post Oak Rd713.551.8792Rent, 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 77581281-485-1987, info@pnctexas.comRent, Utilities, Gas, Food and Baby Pantry, Bread Pantry, Santa's Helpers Program, School Supply Vouchers, Emergency Assistance, Finanical Stability Course, GED Scholarships, Disaster ReliefBrazoria CountyM - F 8 to 5
East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry WWebeb435 Stafford Run Road
Stafford, Texas 77477-5639
281 261-1006Food, rent, utilities, resale shop, Christmas and Thanksgiving Meals, Backpacks for kids, East Fort Bend - 77053, 77459, 77477, 77478, 77479, 77489, 77545, 77583281 261-1006
Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services (ECHOS) WWebeb9600 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 Houston713 270-0369
Emergency Aid Coalition (EAC) WWebeb5401 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 WebWeb4242 Interfaith Way
The Woodlands, Texas 77381
(832) 615-8219Rent, 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) 498-9933Rent, 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 Web2-2817 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 WWebeb12335 Kingsride, Box 230, Houston, TX 77024(713) 932-3996Offers 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 77080Monday - Friday 8 to 5

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 hacc68@hotmail.com
  • Cleveland Housing Authority – 801 S. Franklin Cleveland 77327 (281) 593-1159 clevelandhousingauthority@yahoo.com
  • 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 daytonhousing@outlook.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

Similar to Public Housing, this program offers units to low-income families for as much as 70% off. You must contact each property to apply for housing. Use the link to find a map of each Tax Credit Apartment in Houston.

Housing for People with Criminal Records

A criminal record can make it difficult to find housing. The link below will provide you with 11 options for finding housing if you have a criminal record.

Imelda Flood Food Resources

It may take a day or so for these food pantries to reopen, but hopefully, most will be open by next week.

Your main resource for food should be the Houston Food Bank, SE Texas Food Bank (Beaumont) and Galveston County Foof Bank. These food banks will likely start providing food to the communities the fastest.

Free Furniture In Houston

If your home or apartment took on water, there is a good chance your furniture was ruined. If this is the case and you need a new couch, fridge or some other piece of furniture see our guided titled 15 Ways To Find Free Furniture In Houston.

Baby Items 

Our guide called Where To Find Free Diaper Banks provides that as well as resources for baby items should you need those following the Imelda floods here in Texas.

Imelda Survey

The Imelda Survey is not an assistance application but rather a tool for assessing what the community needs are. In time you will see organizations offering special assistance for those impacted by Imelda. Once the resources become available those organizations will begin contacting people who completed this Imelda Survey.

Conclusion

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!