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Utility Assistance
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Quick list:

 

Centerpoint Energy - Gas leak

1 (800) 752-8036

 

Center Point Hard to Reach Summer Program
Starts June 12, 2006

 

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It could save you $$$

 

Harris County Social Services - Electricity, gas, water, and rent assistance
(713) 696-7900
 

Neighborhood Centers - Electricity

(713) 665-3600

 

Salvation Army Social Services - Electric, gas, water, and rent assistance 

(713) 752-0868
 

SBC Customer Service

(800) 464-7928


Southwestern Bell/ ATT -
Lifetime Program for telephone bills

1 (800) 585-7928


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Hurricane evacuees: 
Scroll down the page for contact information on utility assistance.
 

 
For a list of resources in ZIP code order, click here.

 

C.A.R.E.
Community Assistance Reliant Energy

c/o Harris County Social Services

(713) 696-7900

9418 Jensen

Houston, TX  77093

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families over the age of 18, low-income who have permanent legal residency.  Call to apply for assistance.

Description/Comments

CARE helps with emergency financial aid for rent/mortgage, utility assistance, and food vouchers.  Serves residents all over Harris County.

Facility Location

Locations all over Harris County.


 

Catholic Charities

(713) 227-9981

326 S. Jensen

Houston, TX  77003

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families.  The list opens once per month and a caseworker will schedule appointments. 

Description/Comments

Serves residents all over Harris County.

Facility Location

Downtown

 

Christian Community Service

(713) 871-9741

3434 Branard

Houston, TX  77027

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts low-income men, women, and families who call to apply for emergency assistance, which is ZIP code specific.

Description/Comments

Assistance is given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Facility Location

West

 

City Wide Club

(713) 752-2582

4101 San Jacinto, Suite 131

 

Houston, TX  77004

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts low-income men, women, and families who call on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 AM – 2 PM.

Description/Comments

Assistance is given when funding is available.

Facility Location

Downtown

 

Consolidated Communications

(866) 989-2255

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who need utility assistance. 

Description/Comments

 

Facility Location

Serves clients all over Harris County.

 

First Baptist Church of South Houston

(713) 946-5944

315 Georgia

 

South Houston, TX 77087

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who apply in person by bringing photo ID, and Social Security cards. 

Description/Comments

Serves ZIP code 77587.

Facility Location

South Houston

 

Gethsemane Missionary Baptist

(713) 674-4435

1621 Pleasantville Dr.

 

Houston, TX  77029

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who call on Monday at 9 AM.  The first 20 callers will receive an appointment for that week.

Description/Comments

Utility, gas, water, mortgage payment, rent, and food assistance is available.

Facility Location

East

 

Houston Area Urban League

(713) 393-8700

1301 Texas Avenue

 

Houston, TX  77002

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who contact HAUL for information on the program. 

Description/Comments

Assistance is given when funding is available.

Facility Location

Downtown

 

Interfaith Caring Ministries

(281) 332-3881

631 FM 270

League City, TX  77573

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who call the office for eligibility information. 

Description/Comments

Serves League City Area

Facility Location

Southeast

 

Interfaith of the Woodlands

(281) 367-1230

4242 Woodrush Drive

Houston, TX  77381

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who call the Family Service Department.

Description/Comments

Serves only ZIP codes 77380 and 77386.  Call for requirements.

Facility Location

North

Katy Christian Social Ministries

(281) 391-9623

5011 E. 5th St.

 

Katy, TX  77493

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, families, seniors, and disabled individuals who call the office for an appointment.  Documents will be required for eligibility.

Description/Comments

Partial utility bill or rent assistance.  Katy area only.

Facility Location

Katy

 

Larkin Community Center

(713) 869-9143

5414 Larkin Street

Houston, TX  77007

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts individuals and families living in ZIP code 77007.  Utility and rents assistance is on a limited basis.  A cut-off notice must be presented for utility assistance. 

Description/Comments:

Serves ZIP code 77007.  

Facility Location:

Central

 

Lifeline

888-782-8477

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts low-income individuals and physically disabled.

Description/Comments:

An eligible applicant may be entitled to a basic telephone service discount of $3.50.

Facility Location:

All

 

Macedonia Outreach Center

(713) 672-1653

1235 Teal

 

Houston, TX  77029

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families.  Applicants may call the center for information on utility assistance. 

Description/Comments

Utility assistance is limited.  Serves residents all over Harris County.

Facility Location

East

 

Memorial Assistance Ministries

(713) 468-4516

9448 Long Point

 

Houston, TX  77055

 

Population and Eligibility:

Utility assistance is limited to gas or water to avoid cut-off or to restore services.  Office hours are Monday to Thursday 9AM until 3PM and Friday 9AMuntil 11:30AM. 

Description/Comments

Short-term emergency assistance is provided to residents of the following ZIP codes:  77008, 77009, 77018, 77022, 77024, 77037, 77039, 77043, 77055, 77076, 77079, 77080, 77088, 77091, and 77092. 

Facility Location

Northwest

 

Neighborhood Centers

(713) 665-3600

6225 Northdale

 

Houston, TX  77087

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who call between 9am and 1pm to apply for one-time utility assistance. 

Description/Comments:

Offers assistance with utility bills. 

Facility Location:

Serves clients all over Harris County.

 

Northwest Assistance Ministries

(281) 583-5600

15555 Kuykendahl

 

Houston, TX  77090

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families in the NW area.  NAM also provides opportunities for families to reach life-changing goals.  Utility assistance only includes water and gas.

Description/Comments

Serves residents of the following ZIP codes 77014, 77038, 77040, 77046, 77066, 77067, 77069, 77070, 77086, 77090, 77375, 77379, 77388, 77389, 77429, and 77447. 

Facility Location

Northwest

 

St. Ambrose Catholic Community

(713) 686-3068

4213 Magnum Rd

 

Houston, TX  77092

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who call on Mon, Wed, and Fri 9:00 am – 11:00 am, to schedule an appointment.  A home visit is conducted by a counselor.

Description/Comments

Serves ZIP codes 77092, 77018, 77091.

Facility Location

Northwest


 

St. Benedict’s Catholic Church

(713) 433-9836

4025 Grapevine Street

 

Houston, TX  77045

 

Population and Eligibility:

May accept men, women, and families who call for a next day appointment.

Description/Comments

Provides utility, rent, food, and clothing.  Serves residents all over Harris County.

Facility Location

Southwest

 

St. Bernadette Christian Action

(281) 486-0337

15500 El Camino Real

 

Houston, TX  77062

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who apply in person and provide proof of income for interview.

Description/Comments

Clear Lake Area only.

Facility Location

South

 

St. Cecilia Church

(713) 468-1185

11720 Joan of Ark Drive

 

Houston, TX  77024

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who call the church office for an interview.  A caseworker will visit the family

Description/Comments

Assistance will be sent by the church to the utility company or apartment office

Facility Location

West

 

St. Hyacinth Catholic Church

(281) 479-4298

2921 Center Street

 

Deer Park, TX  77547

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who contact the church office to apply for assistance.

Description/Comments

Provides for residents of ZIP codes 77547, 77503, 77536, and 77571

Facility Location

Deer Park

 

St. James the Apostle

(281) 353-5053

22800 Aldine-Westfield

 

Houston, TX  77373

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families.

Description/Comments:

Assistance is limited to utility and water bills when funding is available. 

Facility Location:

North

 

St. Joseph Catholic Church

(281) 353-5053

1505 Kane Street

 

Houston, TX  77007

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who call the Social Ministry office to apply.

Description/Comments:

Serves residents living in ZIP code 77007. 

Facility Location:

Central

 

St. Justin Martyr Social Ministry

(281) 556-5116

13350 Ashford Point

 

Houston, TX  77082

 

Population and Eligibility:

Applicants can apply in person on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:0 AM to 2:00 P.M. at the Social Ministry Office. 

Description/Comments:

Serves residents of ZIP codes 77077, 77082, 77083, and 77099. 

Facility Location:

Southwest

 

St. Michael Catholic Church

(713) 522-0667

1801 Sage

 

Houston, TX  77056

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who call the office for an appointment.  A caseworker will be assigned to perform a home visit.

Description/Comments

Serves residents of ZIP codes 77027, 77056, 77067, and 77063. 

Facility Location

Southwest

 

St. Pius

(713) 473-9484

824 S. Main

 

Pasadena, TX  77506

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who call or apply in person. 

Description/Comments

Serves Pasadena residents only.

Facility Location

Pasadena

 

St. Vincent DePaul

(713) 741-8234

2403 Holcombe Blvd.

 

Houston, TX  77021

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families.

Description/Comments:

Applicants can call to apply for assistance and will be referred to a parish in their community. 

Facility Location:

Services residents all over Harris County.


 

SBC Customer Service

(800) 464-7928

Population and Eligibility:

The telephone account number must be provided to access information.

Description/Comments

Serves residents all over Harris County.

Facility Location

Harris County

 

Sheltering Arms – CEAP Program

(713) 956-7456

3838 Aberdeen Way
Houston, TX  77025

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts low-income families, seniors 60+ years of age, and disabled individuals who need assistance with utility bills. 

Description/Comments

Assistance is given for summer utility bills.  Serves residents all over Harris County.

Facility Location

Southwest

Society of St. Stephen

(281) 487-1774

2403 Holcombe Blvd.

 

Houston, TX  77021

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who contact the office to schedule an appointment

Description/Comments

Assistance is given when funding is available. 

Facility Location

South

 

Society of Samaritans

(281) 259-8452

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts seniors over 62 years of age living in West Montgomery County and income eligible for utility and rent assistance. 

Description/Comments

Food and clothing is available for residents in ZIP code 77363.

Facility Location

Northwest

 

Southeast Area Ministries

(713) 944-0093

2102 Houston Blvd.

 

South Houston, TX  77587

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who call the office to make an appointment.   

Description/Comments

Serves residents of ZIP codes 77017, 77034, 77061, 77087, 77075, 77089, 77504, and 77587.

Facility Location

Southeast


 

Southwest Area Ministry

(281) 530-8633

12621 Bissonnet

Houston, TX  77099

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who apply in person on Monday from 9AM until 11AM. 

Description/Comments

Serves ZIP codes 77031, 77036, 77071, 77072, 77074, 77093, 77099, 77477, 77478, and 77489. 

Facility Location

Southwest

 

United Way of Baytown

(281) 424-5752

5309 Decker Drive

 

Baytown, tX  77520

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who apply in person to meet with an Intake Counselor.

Description/Comments:

Accepts requests for emergency financial assistant from residents of ZIP codes 77520, 77521, 77522, 77562, and 77580.   

Facility Location:

Baytown

 

The WATER Fund

(713) 371-1400

4200 Leeland.

 

Houston, TX  77023

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts low income families, seniors over the age of 60, or disabled individuals who call for application information. 

Description/Comments:

A request form will be provided to the applicant.  Serves residents all over Harris County.

Facility Location:

Southeast

 

WAM Foundation

(713) 551-8787

7402 Calhoun Road

Houston, TX  77033

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts HIV/AIDS individuals who complete the WAM application form. 

Description/Comments

Serves Houston, Harris County, and surrounding counties.

Facility Location

Southeast

 

Wesley Community Center

(713) 223-8131

1410 Lee Street

 

Houston, TX  77009

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who have a utility cut-off notice may call between 8:00 am - 9:30 am.  An appointment will be scheduled. 

Description/Comments

Serves only Harris County residents.

Facility Location

Central

 

West Houston Assistance Ministries

(713) 977-9942

10501 Meadowglen Lane

Houston, TX  77042

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who call for a next day appointment

Description/Comments

A utility cut-off notice, notice to vacate or foreclosure notice is needed.  Serves residents all over Harris County.

Facility Location

West

 

Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church

(713) 748-5240

3826 Wheeler Street

 

Houston, TX  77004

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families that reside in ZIP codes that begin with 770

Description/Comments:

Assistance is provided one time per year per bill.  

Facility Location:

Central

 

Windsor Village United Methodist

(713) 551-8792

15025 Caseta Drive

 

Houston, TX  77082

 

Population and Eligibility:

Accepts men, women, and families who call to schedule an appointment.  Funds are given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Description/Comments:

Serves Ft. Bend and Harris County. 

Facility Location:

West

 

 




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