Applying For SNAP Online
If you’re computer savvy this is the easiest way to apply for SNAP benefits.
Visit YourTexasBenefits.com to apply for SNAP benefits.
Note: You can also apply for Medicaid and CHIP health insurance at Your Texas Benefits.
Applying For SNAP Via Phone
The Houston Food Bank can help you apply for SNAP benefits over the phone.
Contact them at 832-369-9390 for assistance completing your application.
Note: Houston Food Bank also offers additional resources like food pantries in your area. For more information click HERE for an interactive map of food pantry locations or call them at the number above.
Applying For SNAP In Person
There are many agencies who can help you apply for SNAP benefits in person although we’re focusing on two; Texas Health and Human Services and the City of Houston Health Department.
Below you’ll find more information about each agencies requirements for documents as well as locations near you.
Documents Need To Apply For SNAP
This is a general guideline of documents needed to apply for SNAP benefits. Contact any of the locations below to verify the documents needed prior to visiting in person.
SNAP Application: Click HERE to download your copy
ID: driver’s license, school or work ID, medical insurance ID, voter’s registration card, birth certificate
Proof of Address: library card showing address, voter’s registration card, utility bills, rent or mortgage receipts showing address
Proof of Income: check stubs, employment statement, social security, supplemental security income or veteran’s benefits, alimony, unemployment, retirement or disability benefits
Immigration Status: immigration/naturalization documents
Expenses: rent or mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance on property, child care costs, utilities (gas, water, electricity)
Medical Expenses: summary of provided services such as doctor or hospital visits, detailed receipts showing unreimbursed medical expenses, prescriptions bottles showing cost on label or printout, medical payment agreement
Verify Resources: bank accounts, savings accounts, stock shares or bonds, proof of rental properties
Texas Health and Human Services
A walk in visit to any Texas Health and Human Services office will likely be a lengthy visit. It’s encouraged that you call the location you would like to visit to try obtaining an appointment to reduce your waittime.
1300 South Highway 146
Baytown, TX 77520
2708 Cherrybrook Lane
Pasadena, TX 77502
10060 Fuqua Street
Houston, TX 77089
9450 Harwin Drive
Houston, TX 77036
10202 I-10 East
Houston, TX 77029
6124 Scott Street
Houston, TX 77021
2110 Telephone Rd
N. Houston Rosslyn Center
8511 N. Houston Rosslyn Rd
Houston, TX 77088
3880 North Fwy
Houston, TX 77022
220 Meadowfern Drive
Houston, TX 77067
13838 Buffalo Speedway
Houston, TX 77045
2133 S. Texas 6
Houston, TX 77077
123 Rosenberg Street
Galveston, TX 77550
2000 Texas Avenue #405
Texas City, TX 77590
Tomball, TX 77375
City of Houston Multi-Service Centers
City of Houston Multi-Service Centers do not accept walk-in visits. Contact their appointment line at 832.393.5427. Ask for an appointment with a “Client Access Specialist” for help applying for SNAP benefits.
Houston Locations To Apply For SNAP
Download Your SNAP Application
Click HERE to download your SNAP application.
Nick Bryant is a Counselor with 10 years of experience working in community health. He enjoys concerts, mocking Dallas Cowboy fans and creating easy to understand community resources on his site HoustonCaseManagers.com. To become a more saucy social worker, hop on his free email list and receive weekly community resource guides delivered directly to your inbox.