Texas Housers is a policy-oriented advocacy group that works with low-income communities in their efforts to achieve the American dream of a decent, affordable home in a quality neighborhood.
Our organization does not directly provide housing, we are not a housing authority or housing development company. We hope that your issue can be solved below with a number of helpful resources. If this is not the case, we hope to get your unique situation as soon as we can to direct you to the help you may need.
If you are searching for for affordable housing:
- This link will take you to an interactive map. You can search by City or County and it will bring up the units that are targeted for lower income households. If you can qualify based on your income. https://haigroup.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=cffa7f0c11ea4378b2f0e4f7b84b8cec
- Here is a list of Housing Authorities and their contact information in Texas
- Here is a list of geographical-based resources for formerly incarcerated individuals looking for housing.
If you’re currently or previously experienced an eviction:
- If you need help understanding the eviction process, you can view this resource from our Texas Tenant Advisor
- You also may want to contact legal aid (more info below) to learn about your options.
If you are looking for resources after being displaced, here are some great place to start:
- Our website has a wide variety of resources for those looking for shelter, utility help, food assistance, and more
- Findhelp.org locates help based on your zip code.
- Here is a list of the Continuums of Care in Texas if you may need quick shelter
If you need legal help:
Texas Law Help has this tool (https://texaslawhelp.org/directory) to find legal aid resources that serve individuals in your area, based on your county.
If you are in need of emergency rental assistance
Below are the cities and counties who still have open programs through the ERA program:
Here is a list of Texas cities and counties that offer assistance to people who are struggling to pay their rent. If you see your city/county listed, click on the link for more information about how to get rental assistance in your area.
Arlington – CLOSED
Austin – CLOSED
Corpus Christi – CLOSED
Dallas – CLOSED
Fort Worth – CLOSED
Plano – CLOSED
San Antonio – CLOSED
Brazos County – CLOSED
Fort Bend County – CLOSED
Harris County/Houston – OPEN TO APPLICANTS WITH ACTIVE EVICTION CASE
Hays County – CLOSED
Smith County – CLOSED
Tarrant County – CLOSED
Travis County – CLOSED
Webb County – CALL 956-523-4182
Here are some additional resources, based on location
For new or emergency housing services (statewide):
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a–year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster.
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.This is for people directly impacted, and also for responders, and for anybody at all connected to a disaster and experiencing stress or trauma to get support.
Fort Worth: Housing Channel
Dallas: Catholic Charities of Dallas
Dallas: Financial Hope Credit Counseling Service
El Paso: El Paso Community Action Program Project Bravo
Houston: Credit Coalition
Houston: Houston Area Urban League
Houston: NID Housing
If you are experiencing discrimination based on disability:
A helpful state-wide resource for people and households with disabilities is Disability Rights TX. The link should take you to a page with their direct contact information for things like evictions, accommodations, possible discrimination, and understanding your housing rights.
If you are experiencing privacy issues with landlords entering your home:
Below are some more specific details about your privacy rights that should help answer your questions.
For press inquiries:
You can find that information at our Contact page. We appreciate your patience as we respond to each message.