Housing and Community Development Department
Harvey Housing Assistance
Was your home damaged by Harvey? Listed below are some helpful resources to assist you in your recovery efforts. Check back often for updates.
The City of Houston is administering three FEMA housing assistance programs. Even if FEMA has denied your claim, we may be able to assist you.
Direct Assistance for Limited Home Repair (DALHR)
The Direct Assistance for Limited Home Repair Program provides repairs for homeowners who previously applied and registered for FEMA assistance after Hurricane Harvey. This program is FEMA funded, but administered by the City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD). Repairs cover moderate damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, but are not intended to fully restore homes to pre-storm condition. For more information click here.
Direct Lease Housing Option
Homeowners and renters whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Harvey may be eligible for FEMA’s Direct Lease Program. You must have previously registered with FEMA, and FEMA determines eligibility. For more information click here.
Manufactured Housing Units (MHU) and Recreational Vehicles (RV)
Mobile homes or recreational vehicles may be available for homeowners who previously registered with FEMA after Hurricane Harvey. FEMA determines both eligibility and type of direct housing assistance available to the homeowner. For more information click here.
For more information on these housing assistance programs call 2-1-1.
- Call 211 for assistance obtaining food, medications, transportation, storm clean-up and other social services.
- Crisis Hotlines Resources
- Food Pantries Resources
- Free Meals/Food Resources
- Health Clinics Resources
- Legal Services Resources
GOVERNMENT RECOVERY RESOURCES
- City of Houston Houston Recovers site – for comprehensive information about city services and responses related to Harvey
- City of Houston Office of New American and Immigrant Communities - Resources in different languages
- FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers
- FEMA Harvey Assistance 800-621-3362
- FEMA Hurricane Harvey Facebook Page
- FEMA Harvey Rumor Control
- Small Business Aadministration - for low-interest, long-term disaster loans to businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters
- Texas Department of Insurance
- Texas Workforce Disaster Unemployment Assistance
SINGLE-FAMILY HOME MUCK AND GUT (CLEANUP)
- City of Houston 311 - for quickest response download 311 app or visit www.Houston311.org
- City of Houston Solid Waste Debris Removal
- CDC Preventing Mold After a Disaster
- National Flood Insurance Program Cleanup Guidelines
MULTIFAMILY LANDLORD/TENANT ISSUES
- Lone Star Legal Aid - Know your rights. Renters, for help with landlord issues visit www.LoneStarLegal.org or call 800-504-7030.
- City of Houston Fair Housing Office Hotline at 832-394-6200.
- Texas Bar Association for help with landlord/tenant issues www.TexasLegalAnswers.org
- Texas Apartment Association - Information for renters, including available housing resources
- RentCafé to search for housing and connect with property owners and managers
- Houston Association of Realtors - Harvey temporary housing
- Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA)
- GHBA Disaster Resources
- National Association of Builders Disaster Recovery Resources
- Texas Association of Builders Harvey Resources and Advice
LOCAL AND NATIONAL NONPROFITS
- American Red Cross Gulf Coast Programs and Services
- Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
- Coalition for the Homeless
- Disaster Distress Helpline
- Houston Food Bank
- Houston Furniture Bank
- Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston
- Jewish Federation of Greater Houston
- Salvation Army
- United Way of Greater Houston
- VolunteerHouston.org for individuals wanting to volunteer