Hurricane Harvey: Seeking Flood Relief

Please make sure you file for federal assistance through FEMA. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

If you don’t have internet access, you may register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Disaster assistance applicants who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.

Register for FEMA

*Registering also helps connect you to other resources.

FEMA Resources


National Legal Aid

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

After the Flood: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasures

Step by Step guide from the United Way

SBA- 3 Step Process

SBA – Getting Help


Need Help?

If you are a person in need of help – please call us at 713-741-8234 during normal business hours on Monday through Friday.  If it is after 5:00PM you can contact the United Way at 2-1-1 and you will be directed to the appropriate organization that can assist you.