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Find local resources for your housing issues in your state. You can find legal aid groups to call for help. You can see what rental assistance programs may help you. Or you can use tools to write letters or file court documents to protect yourself.

Last updated on September 29, 2021

Legal Help in Texas

for assistance with housing, benefits, work, domestic violence, custody, discrimination, and other issues

Stop Texas Eviction

https://stoptxeviction.org/

Information on renters' rights, processes, and options in Texas.

Help for renters and landlords during COVID-19, after eviction case is filed in court.

Serves all local counties and cities

Serves all local counties and cities

Texas Free Legal Answers online clinic

https://texas.freelegalanswers.org/

Serves all local counties and cities

Lone Star Legal Aid

http://www.lonestarlegal.org(800) 354-1889

Serves local areas: Anderson, Angelina, Austin, Bell, Bosque, Bowie, Brazoria, Brazos, Bur...

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Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas

https://internet.lanwt.org(800) 955-3959

Serves local areas: Andrews, Archer, Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Borden, Briscoe, Brown, Ca...

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Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.

http://www.trla.org(888) 988-9996

Serves local areas: Aransas, Atascosa, Bandera, Bastrop, Bee, Bexar, Blanco, Brewster, Bro...

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Texas Legal Services Center hotline

855-270-7655

A toll-free hotline to help people looking for legal help

Hotline for Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs

800-525-0657

A toll-free hotline for tenants or landlords looking for help with the eviction diversion ...

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Tenant-landlord letter-writing tool from Hello Landlord

https://hellolandlord.org/

Serves all of US

Tenant-landlord letter-writing tool from No Rent

https://www.norent.org/en/

Serves all of US


Financial Assistance for Housing in Texas

for help paying rent, utilities, and other housing-related costs

Texas Rent Relief

https://texasrentrelief.com/1-833-989-7368

Rental help for Texans, run by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Serves all local counties and cities

211 Texas

https://www.211texas.org/Call 2-1-1Text your Zip Code to 898-211

Serves all local counties and cities

Austin Neighborhood Centers

http://www.austintexas.gov/department/neighborhood-centers512-972-5780

Serves local areas: Austin

Bexar County Rental Assistance

http://www.habctx.org/TRAM

Serves local areas: Bexar County (outside of San Antonio)

Serves local areas: Denton County

Fort Worth Community Action Partners

http://fortworthtexas.gov/cap/apply

Serves local areas: Fort Worth area

Serves local areas: Hidalgo County

Houston Rental Assistance Program

https://www.houstonrentassistance.org/

Serves local areas: Houston

Salvation Army for Lubbock and Surrounding

800-765-9434

Serves local areas: Lubbock and surrounding area

San Antonio Fair Housing and Emergency Assistance Program

https://www.sanantonio.gov/NHSD/Programs/FairHousing

Serves local areas: San Antonio

Serves local areas: Arlington

Austin Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants (RENT) Assistance Program

http://www.austintexas.gov/rent

Serves local areas: Austin

Bell County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

http://hccaa.com/emergency-disaster/

Serves local areas: Bell County

Serves local areas: Brazoria County

Serves local areas: Brazos County

Cameron County Emergency Rental Assistance

https://cdcb.org/rental-assistance

Serves local areas: Cameron County

Collin County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

https://www.collincountytx.gov/cares/Pages/RentalAssistance2021.aspx

Serves local areas: Collin County

Dallas County Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP)

https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/housing-programs/ehap-landing.php

Serves local areas: Dallas County

Denton County Eviction Prevention Program

https://www.unitedwaydenton.org/eviction-prevention

Serves local areas: Denton County

Serves local areas: El Paso, County of El Paso

Fort Bend County Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program

https://grantcare.fortbendcountytx.gov/fort-bend-cares-resources.php

Serves local areas: Fort Bend County

Serves local areas: Fort Worth

Frisco City Emergency Rental Assistance Program

https://www.friscotexas.gov/1698/Emergency-Rental-Assistance-Program

Serves local areas: Frisco

City of Garland Emergency Rental Assistance Programs

https://www.zoomgrants.cc/gprop2.asp?donorid=2354&rfpid=3367

Serves local areas: Garland

Houston-Harris County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

https://houstonharrishelp.org/

Serves local areas: Houston, Harris County

Serves local areas: Higalo County

City of Irving Emergency Rental Assistance Program

https://www.zoomgrants.cc/gprop2.asp?donorid=2354&rfpid=3404

Serves local areas: Irving

Serves local areas: Laredo

Serves local areas: Lubbock County

McLennan County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

https://covidwaco.com/rental-assistance/

Serves local areas: McLennan County

City of Plano Emergency Rental Assistance Program

https://zoomgrants.com/gprop2.asp?donorid=2213

Serves local areas: Plano

San Antonio Emergency Rental Assistance Program

https://covid19.sanantonio.gov/Services/Rent-and-Mortgage-Help-Housing

Serves local areas: San Antonio

Smith County COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

https://www.pathhelps.org/era/

Serves local areas: Smith County

Serves local areas: Travis County

Webb County Rental Assistance

(956) 523-4182

Serves local areas: Webb County

National United Way/211

https://www.unitedway.org/find-your-united-wayCall 2-1-1Text your Zip Code to 898-211

Serves all of US

Find Help/Aunt Bertha services directory

https://findhelp.org

Serves all of US

Catholic Charities services and assistance

https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/find-help/

Serves all of US


Other Services to Help in Texas

for domestic violence, health coverage, food benefits, mental health, and other issues

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org1-800-273-8255

Serves all of US

National Domestic Violence Hotline

https://www.thehotline.org/1-800-799-7233Text LOVEIS 22-522

Serves all of US

Crisis Text Line for mental health support

https://www.crisistextline.org/Text HOME to 741-741

Serves all of US

CDC + Apple COVID-19 Screening Tool

https://www.apple.com/covid19

Serves all of US

Serves all of US

Medicare & Medicaid Services' Insure Kids Now page

https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/

Serves all of US

USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps)

https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/recipient/eligibility

Serves all of US