Reach out for rental, housing & utility bill assistance from local & state programs

Avenue Place, an affordable home community, in Near Northside | Courtesy of Houston Housing & Community Development

Find relief through utility, bill and rental assistance programs from federal, state and local resources to help you navigate financial hardships.

In uncertain times, pressure can mount on individuals and families from virtually any background. A late utility bill, a looming rent payment, and housing insecurity can add tremendous stress to already straining situations.

Fortunately, there are government programs, nonprofit organizations, and local resources that can help provide financial assistance and other services to ensure you or your family can find stability.

We’ve compiled these resources from federal, state and local organizations that have the ability to help those most in need.

Please remember that demand for these programs is very high during the Coronavirus pandemic and some may not be available at this moment. Many of these organizations are working through waitlist applicants and will reopen their services at a later date, so keep checking back if you need help.

State & National Programs

Utility & Bill Assistance

Housing & Rent Assistance

Local Programs

Utility & Bill Assistance

Housing & Rent Assistance

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins keeps an eye out for all sorts of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and much more while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston.