• Residential Resources

    Residential Resources

    Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA)
    Located at George R Brown
    1-800-525-0321   
    Three State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in the cities of Katy, Baytown and Houston. See more info here.

    • Home owner disaster loans up to $200k to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate
    • Homeowners and renters can get up to $40k to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property
    • FEMA helps with transitional sheltering assistance; to move from a shelter to short term housing such as a hotel. This assistance is limited to 30 days.
    Go to FEMA first! Before trying to go to other organizations/insurances for money.
    Coming Home after the Flood: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/images/114335
    How to avoid scams and know the difference between licensed and unlicensed contractors.
     
    Waste Management Updates  
    See Baker Botts Resource Guide 
    This great resource guide reviews hot topics:
    • SNAP Benefits
    • HUD
    • Renters Rights
    • School Rights
    • Immigrant Eligibility for Disaster Assistance
    • How to Replace Important documents
    • Avoiding Home Repair Fraud
     
    Houston American Red Cross
    713-526-8300
    866-526-8300
       
    Active Shelters:
    • NRG Center (1 NRG Park)
    • Toyota Center (1510 Polk Street)
    • George R. Brown Convention Center (1001 Avenida de las Americas)*
    • MO Campbell Center (1865 Aldine Bender Road)
    • Golden Acres Baptist Church (2813 Pansy Street)
    • Forge for Families (3435 Dixie)
    • Pasadena High School (206 South Shaver, Pasadena)
    For additional Redcross shelters go to: http://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter
    Airbnb has launched a site for  people looking for a place to stay and for those who can offer shelter. Fees are waived for people who check in before September 1. 
     
    Harris County
    ​713-755-5000

    Office of Emergency Management
    713-881-3100

    City of Houston (emergencies)
    311 or 713-837-0311

    Flood Control
    713-684-4000

    Houston TranStar (Transportation and Emergency Services)
    713-881-3244

    Multi-Service Centers: