Disaster Assistance

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the City of Houston remains dedicated to connecting our citizens and business community with much-needed resources to help facilitate and expedite the recovery process for those adversely affected.


For more information regarding resources to support small businesses recovering from Hurricane Harvey, please visit the City of Houston's Office of Business Opportunity website.

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Other Helpful Numbers

  • To report flooding and non-emergency help to the City of Houston: Dial 3-1-1 or call 713-837-0311
  • State Emergency Assistance Registry: Dial 2-1-1
  • CenterPoint for downed power lines or gas lines: Call 1-888-876-5786
  • American Red Cross of Greater Houston: Call 713-526-8300
  • HPD non-emergency: Call 713-884-3131
  • All true emergencies: Dial 9-1-1

How can I help those affected?

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For more information regarding resources provided by the US Small Business Administration, please visit their website at or

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Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What if my business was in the process if opening and sustained damage? Am I eligible for SBA disaster assistance?
Yes. A business that was in the process of starting operations and had purchased fixed assets, inventory, etc., that was subsequently damaged or destroyed by the disaster is eligible. This is true even if that business had not actually "opened its doors" before the disaster occurred. Such businesses are considered to be in the "organizing stage" and are required to provide documentation such as:

  • Receipts or contractual agreements for inventory or machinery and equipment purchases; and
  • Advertisements, employment classified ads, etc


For more information regarding disaster assistance provided by FEMA, or to apply for assistance, please visit or call 1-(800) 621-3362.

Please note: The deadline to apply for assistance through FEMA is ...