• Residential Resources

    Residential Resources

    Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA)
    Located at George R Brown
    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
    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

    Office of Emergency Management

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

    Flood Control

    Houston TranStar (Transportation and Emergency Services)

    Multi-Service Centers: