Community Resources


FEMA disaster assistance website offers ferderal assistance with housing and unemployment due to natural disaster.


Harris County Recovery Network

Find assitance with housing for Harris County residence.


Texas Department of Insurance

This search engine allows you to search for your insurance company, so you can rapidly file an insurance claim.


Texas Health and Human Services

This document provides updated information on FAQ on Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Ismaili Council / FOCUS USA

Offers disaster advice, assistance, and guidance over the phone for those impacted by hurricanes.



U.S. Chamber Disaster Help Desk

The Disaster Help Desk is here for small businesses and chambers of commerce to provide preparedness and continuity advice and to guide disaster-impacted organizations through the steps of recovery and re-opening.

(888) 692-4943

Internal Revenue Service

Find more information at the following link about tax relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey.



U.S. Small Business Administration

This organization offers disaster loans to small businesses. Use the link to check if your business is applicable and to check your application status. 


Texas Workforce Commission

TWC is a hub of information on elegibility, applying and FAQs about unemployment assistance following a natural disaster. 

Immigration/Refugee Services

The City of Houston - Office of New Americans and Immigrant Communities

This guideprovides detailed information about the types of federal, state, and local disaster-assistance services available and where you can go to access those services. Although some of the resources are restricted to individuals or households with lawful immigration status, there are many services available to all Houstonians impacted by the storm. Disponsible en español. 

Oficina de Nuevos Americanos de la Alcaldía de la Ciudad de Houston

Esta guía ofrece información detallada sobre los tipos de ayuda federales, estatales, y locales de asistencia de desastre servicios disponibles y dónde puede ir para tener acceso a esos servicios. Aunque algunos de los recursos están restringidos a individuos o familias con la inmigración legal, hay muchos servicios disponibles para todos Houstonians impactados por la tormenta.

Lone Star Legal Aid

Lone Star Legal Aid’s mission is to protect and advance the civil legal rights of the millions of Texans living in poverty by providing free advocacy, legal representation, and community education that ensures equal access to justice.

1415 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77002      


St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigration Legal Assistance (Catholic Charities; Main Office)

Provides high-quality, low-cost and pro bono legal services to immigrants and refugees. The website offers advice for when encountering ICE officers. Currently accepting the following types of cases: family petitions, naturalization, Cuban adjustment, refugee and asylee adjustment, T Visa, U Visa, VAWA, asylum, unaccompanied minors, and deferred action.

2900 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77006

(281) 202-6200

Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative

Provides legal assistance to low-income immigrants and is a hub of information for both advocates and immigrants looking for assistance.

Immigration Rights Hotline number: (888) 507-2970

Specific phone numbers are listed on the website

Chinese Community Center

Provides ESL and citizenship classes.

9800 Town Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77036


English/Chinese (英/中文):

Kai Zhang
(713) 271-6100 Ext. 122

Marta Ramos
(713) 271-6100 Ext. 109


State Bar of Texas

Legal hotline to answer basic legal questions by connecting Havery victims with lawyers. Disponible en español. 

(800) 504-7030

State Bar of Texas

Línea de ayuda legal para contestar a preguntas legales básicas. Conectando victimas de Harvey con abogados. 

(800) 504-7030

Houston Volunteer Lawyers

Legal aid for flood victims that offers free long-term legal aid through the pro bono program. This service can be used by undocumented immigrants

Pro bono intake: (713) 228-0732

Texas Law Help

Legal information guides for disaster relief resources and procedures.

National Law Center of Homelessness & Poverty

Information guide outlining rights of displaced students

Texas State Law Library

Helpfule guides of general legal information important to know after natural disaster. 

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

DACA Renewal Workshops

Catholic Charities North Loop West Office
2707 N Loop W
Houston, TX 77008

(713) 874-6570 OR
(713) 595-4100