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FAIR HOUSING OFFICE STAFF

 

Royce E. Sells, Administrative Coordinator
Flora Garcia, Fair Housing Assistant (Speaks Spanish/English)
Pirooz Farhoomand, Division Manager / Compliance and Monitoring

 

Contact location:
601 Sawyer, Suite 400
Houston, Texas 77007
Fair Housing Office Hotline: 713.868.8461

 


HOUSING
Discrimination in obtaining or maintenance of housing City's Fair Housing Office Hotline
713.868.8461
Obtaining Low Income Housing HUD
713.313.2274
Complaint in Public Housing HUD
713.313.2274
Housing Authority
713.260.0600
Rent Help Rental Assistance
713.696.7900
United Way 713.685.2300
Emergency housing Salvation Army
713.650.6530
Unsafe conditions in a house or apartment (inside) City's Helpline
311
Dangerous conditions in an entire building (outside) City's Helpline
311
Mediation of Landlord/Tenant Grievances Dispute Resolution Center
713.755.8274
HEALTH
Stray animals picked up City's Helpline
311
Mobile Home Problems City's Helpline
311
Dead animals picked up City's Helpline
311
Garbage and heavy trash pick up City's Helpline
311
Rats City's Helpline
311
High weeds in a vacant lot City's Helpline
311
UTILITIES
Sewer problems City's Helpline
311
Utilities Problems City's Helpline
311
Questions about electric bill
Reliant HL&P
713.228.7800
Questions about gas bill
Reliant Entex
713.659.2111
Questions about water bill
City's Helpline
311
SERVICES
Transportation & Bus Routes
Metropolitan Transit Authority
713.635.4000
Handicapped riders
Metrolift
713.225.6716
City Streets repaired
City's Helpline
311
Drainage repair
City's Helpline
311
New Street lights
City's Helpline
311
Street lights repaired
Reliant HL&P
713.228.7800
Plumbing inspected
City's Helpline
311
Senior Citizens services
City's Citizen Assistance Center
713.247.1888
Food Stamps
Food Stamps Office
713.691.0033
Medicare
Social Security Office
1.800.442.2620
Family counseling
Family Services Center
713.861.4849
EMERGENCIES
Reporting a crime Police
911
An ambulance Fire Dept. Ambulance
911
Report child abuse or neglect Child Abuse
713.967.5850
Need a police badge number Police Personnel
713.308.1220
Dispute Resolution Center Mediation of Landlord/Tenant Grievances
1302 Preston, Ste. 100
Houston, TX 77002
713.755.8274
Harris County Com. Dev. 713.626.5651
Assistance with Rent Harris Co. Social Services
713.696.7900
Texas Dept. of Human Services 713.692.3236
Gulf Coast Community Services 713.748.4410
Houston Area Urban League 713.759.9700
ASSISTANCE WITH UTILITIES
Telephone bills Tele-Assistance
1.800.343.8353
Link-Up America
1.800.244.5188
Water bill assistance Fifth Ward Multi Purpose Center
(for senior citizens)
713.238.2246
West End Multi Purpose Center
713.866.4239
Mayor's Citizens Assistance Office
713.247.1888
Gas and electricity assistance Harris County Community Dev.
713.696.7900
Gulf Coast Community Services
713.748.4410