General Resources

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:


If you’re currently or previously experienced an eviction:

If you are looking for resources after being displaced, here are some great place to start:


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. 

CITIES:

Arlington  – CLOSED

Austin – CLOSED

Corpus Christi – CLOSED

Dallas – CLOSED

Fort Worth – CLOSED

Frisco

Garland

Irving

Laredo

Lubbock

Plano – CLOSED

San Antonio – CLOSED

Here are some additional resources, based on location

For new or emergency housing services (statewide):

211

Phone: 211

Website: https://www.211texas.org/ 

NID Housing

Website: https://www.nidhousing.com/start/

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. 

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Fort Worth: Housing Channel

Phone: 817-924-5091

Toll-free: 877-924-5095

E-mail: mford@housingchannel.org

Website: www.housingchannel.org

Dallas: Catholic Charities of Dallas 

Phone: 972-246-6045

E-mail: cjuarez@ccdallas.org

Website: https://www.ccdallas.org/services/financial-security/hud-counseling/

Dallas: Financial Hope Credit Counseling Service

Phone: 214-638-2227

Toll-free: 800-249-2227

E-mail: scooks@fhccs.org

Website: fhccs.org

El Paso: El Paso Community Action Program Project Bravo

Phone: 915-562-4100

Website: https://www.projectbravo.org/housing-services

Houston: Credit Coalition 

Phone: 713-224-8100

Toll-free: 866-346-8100

E-mail: sherrie@creditcoalition.org

Website: https://www.creditcoalition.org/

Houston: Houston Area Urban League

Phone: 713-393-8700

E-mail: judrob@haul.org

Website: https://www.haul.org/programs/housing/

Houston: NID Housing

Phone: 713-987-7003

E-mail: CookseyA@nidhousing.com

Website: https://www.nidhousing.com/start/


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.

https://texastenant.org/privacy-rights/


For press inquiries:

You can find that information at our Contact page. We appreciate your patience as we respond to each message.