As members of both the Houston Apartment Association and the National Apartment Association, we have access to information that may be of assistance to our residents.

Unemployment benefits:

Register online for unemployment benefits at the Texas Workforce Commission or call 800-939-6631.

Due to the state of emergency declared by Gov. Greg Abbott, the state has suspended the requirement that unemployed individuals must register with the state jobs site and show they are actively applying for new jobs. The state also has waived the “waiting week” provision that previously held back one week of benefits until after job seekers found a new job or hit their benefits maximum.

Job resources: There are a number of online job search boards, and some industries need additional workers now to respond to increased demands for their services.  Texas Workforce Commission job search for (employers & candidates) and Texas Workforce Commission jobs initiative

Emergency financial assistance:

Call 211

211 is a universal number (similar to 911 and 311) for community information and referral services. It is intended to connect individuals and families in need and the appropriate community-based organizations and government agencies. Active 211 systems are in all or part of every state.

Others serving Houston/Harris County

Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries (Includes Service Area Map of Houston Region)

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston     719-659-5461
Catholic Charities       713-874-6776
Chinese Community Center        713-271-6100
Coalition for the Homeless        713-739-7514
Disaster Housing Assistance Program       866-497-6036
East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry         281-261-1006
Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services       713-270-0369
Emergency Aid Coalition        713-522-5903
Humble Area Assistance Ministries       281-446-3663
Interfaith Caring Ministries        281-332-3881
Jewish Federation of Greater Houston       713-667-9336
Katy Christian Ministries        281-391-5261
Memorial Area Assistance Ministries        713-468-4516
My Brother’s Keeper        281-498-9933
Red Cross        713-526-8300
St. Vincent’s House         409-763-8521
Wesley Community Center        713-223-8131
United Way            713-957-4357
Department of Housing and Urban Development         713-718-3199
West Houston Assistance Ministries          713-977-9942