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Homelessness & Housing Statewide Resources

Are you facing challenges with housing stability or homelessness? Although Texas Homeless Network does not directly offer services, we are here to connect you with the available resources.

Statewide Resource List

  • FindHelp.org
    Find free or reduced-cost resources like food, housing, financial assistance, health care, and more.
  • HUD Resource Locator
    Online resource map to locate affordable housing, HUD Office, local Public Housing Authorties, and other programs for persons experiencing homelessness.
  • Healthcare Marketplace
    https://www.healthcare.gov | 1-800-318-2596
    Health Insurance Marketplace of the Department of Health & Human Services

Immediate Assistant Resources:

  • Find Shelter
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Find Shelter tool provides information about housing, shelter, health care, and clothing resources in communities across the country.
  • Texas Housing Assistance Line
    This resource is available statewide 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help people facing housing instability or homelessness, with a focus on people dealing with mental health or substance use issues.
  • Travelers Aid International 

    Travelers Aid members embrace a comprehensive approach to facilitate transportation and prevent homelessness that focuses on the individual strengths of each case in order to provide services that meet specific needs.

Housing-Related Resources:

  • Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs
    These are all state departments so there are many different programs and services available, including long and short term assistance available in some areas.
  • Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Exchange

    Find point of contact information that can help you explore resources for your area by using HUD’s homeless program grantees list.
  • Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation
    | 877-508-4611
    TSAHC provides fixed-rate mortgage financing, down payment assistance grants and second liens, as well as mortgage credit certificates for teachers, police officers, corrections officers, fire fighters, EMS personnel, veterans and low and moderate-income households. Our home buyer programs are open to first-time home buyers, as well as repeat home buyers and existing homeowners.
  • Texas Low Income Housing

    Find low income apartments in Texas for programs such as Section 8, Public Housing, senior low income housing, income-based housing listings.
  • Texas Tenant Advisor

    Texas is a state where landlords hold a bulk of the power, but tenants do have rights. It’s important for renters to be aware of these protections and standards that must be upheld.
  • Texas Eviction Hotline
    https://www.tlsc.org/eviction | 855-270-7655
    “For qualified Texans, TLSC can give information and advice regarding eviction relief. Attorneys can negotiate with landlords so tenants can stay in their homes. Attorneys can also help tenants access local rent and utility programs. ​For some individuals, TLSC can provide in-court representation. 
  • Crime Victims Compensation
    The Crime Victims’ Compensation (CVC) Program helps crime victims and their immediate families with the financial costs of crime. CVC covers crime-related costs such as counseling, medical treatment, funerals, and loss of income not paid by other sources.
  • Texas Advocacy Project
    https://www.texasadvocacyproject.org | 800-374-HOPE
    Offers free legal services to victims of abuse. They can provide advice over the phone, support with do-it-yourself legal filing processes, and client representation.
  • Texas Council on Family Violence
    https://tcfv.org/find-help/survivor-resources | 512-794-1133
    Tools and resources to increase safety or safely leave an abusive relationship.


  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline
    https://www.thehotline.org | 1-800-799-7233 or text “START” to 88788
    The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse. Contacts to The Hotline can expect highly-trained, expert advocates to offer free, confidential, and compassionate support, crisis intervention information, education, and referral services in over 200 languages.
  • National Human Trafficking Hotline
    https://humantraffickinghotline.org | 1-888-373-7888 or text 233733
    If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, we’re here to provide the support you need.
    https://www.rainn.org | 1-800-656-4673
    The National Sexual Assault Hotline. Free, confidential, 24/7.
  • Adult Protective Services
    https://www.dfps.texas.gov | Reporting number: 1-800-252-5400
    APS investigates abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults who are elderly or have disabilities and who live in the community. Any adult who has a disability or who is age 65 or older that is in a state of abuse, neglect, or exploitation may be eligible to receive adult protective services. Victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation may get short-term help with shelter, home repairs, food, transportation, managing money, medical care, home healthcare services, and mental health services.


  • National Elder Fraud Hotline
    Stop Elder Fraud Website | 833–372–8311
    This hotline is a free resource created by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office for Victims of Crime for people to report fraud against anyone age 60 or older.


  • National Runaway Safeline
    https://www.1800runaway.org | 1-800-786-2929
    For 50 years, the National Runaway Safeline has been providing crisis intervention services to young people and their families while also offering prevention, educational and training programs to the network of runaway and homeless youth (RHY) service providers nationwide.

  • Childhelp Hotline
    https://www.childhelphotline.org | 1-800-422-4453 (Call or Text)
    If you are being hurt, know someone who might be hurting, or are afraid you might hurt another, call or text the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline.

  • Disability Rights Texas
    DRT’s mission is to help people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law, ensuring their full and equal participation in society. They provide legal assistance, advocacy support, know-your-rights assistance, and referrals.
  • SOAR (SSI/SSDI, Outreach, Access, and Recovery) 
    SOAR is a national project designed to increase access to SSI/SSDI benefits for eligible children, youth, and adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use disorder.


  • The Deaf Hotline
    https://www.thedeafhotline.org | ASL hotline and Live Chat on website
    VRS/VP Hotline: 855-812-1001
    Email: hotline@adwas.org
    The Deaf Hotline is a 24/7 hotline formed by a partnership between ADWAS (Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services) and NDVH (National Domestic Violence Hotline). They offer 24/7 support for the deaf community. Deaf Hotline advocates receive extensive training in domestic & sexual violence. Hotline services are offered in ASL, video relay (VRS/VP), via email, and live chat.

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information Line
    https://www.ada.gov/infoline | 1-800-514-0301
    Can provide information on the requirements of the ADA, how it applies to your situation, how to file a complaint, and any technical assistance clarification.


  • Trevor Project
    https://www.thetrevorproject.org | 1-866-488-7386 or text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200
    The Trevor Project is the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention nonprofit organization for LGBTQ young people. We provide information & support to LGBTQ 
young people 24/7, all year round.
  • Trans Lifeline
    https://translifeline.org | 877-565-8860
    Trans Lifeline connects trans people to the community support and resources they need to survive and thrive.
  • Find Your Local Mental Health or Behavioral Health Authority
    Local Mental Health Authorities and and Local Behavioral Health Authorities provide services to specific areas. To find where to get services in your area, you need to know which county or ZIP Code you live in. The online mental health services search form and this service area map (PDF) will help you find the LMHA or LBHA closest to you. If you already know your county’s LMHA or LBHA, you can find its contact information below. The LMHA’s or LBHA’s referral line provides confidential help 24/7.
  • Open Path Collective
    Open Path Collective serves clients who lack health insurance or whose health insurance doesn’t provide adequate mental health benefits. They help members access their choice of affordable in-person or online care from a vetted mental health professional.


  • 988
    National suicide hotline with lgbt+ youth and veteran options. Just call the number 988. 
  • NAMI Texas Hotline
    | (800) 950-6264
     NAMI Texas has nearly 2,000 members made up of individuals living with mental illness, family members, friends, and professionals. Its purpose is to help improve the lives of people affected by mental illness through education, support, and advocacy.


  • SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
    https://www.samhsa.gov/find-support | 1-800-662-4357 or 988
    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.
  • More Narcan Please
    A program through UT San Antonio offering free naloxone/narcan for individuals and organizations in Texas. Naloxone is used to reverse opioid overdoses.
  • Texas Harm Reduction Alliance
    Texas Harm Reduction Alliance is a statewide organization that aims to end the drug war and its harms through harm reduction outreach, training, and advocacy.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
    Alcoholics Anonymous is a global peer-led mutual aid fellowship begun in the United States dedicated to abstinence-based recovery from alcoholism through its spiritually inclined twelve-step program.
  • AA alternatives
    While many people benefit from 12-step groups like AA or NA, not everyone agrees with the concept of a “higher power,” or they may not feel comfortable with the spiritual components of 12-step groups. If this describes you but you are still interested in participating in a self-help group, secular alternatives may be more appropriate for your needs.
  • Narcotics Anonymous
    Narcotics Anonymous describes itself as a “nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem.”


  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline
    https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline | 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
    SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
  • Drug Helpline
    | 844-289-0879
    A drug and alcohol hotline is a telephone number that you call to get free information about substance use or misuse.


  • Immigrant Resource Hotline
    https://www.houstonimmigration.org/hotline | 1-833-468-4664 
    The Immigrant Resource Hotline is a source of timely and accurate information about changing immigration policies and a source for referrals to legal services providers and immigrant rights organizers. 


  • Various Legal Hotlines
    Some local bar associations and lawyer referral services offer free legal advice hotlines as a public service. Members of the public are welcome to call to speak to a lawyer who may be able to offer useful advice or recommend a course of action.
  • Homeless Veteran Care
    If you are a Veteran who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to financial hardship, unemployment, addiction, depression, or transition from jail, VA Central Texas health care can help you. Contact a homeless services care coordinator to get help.
  • U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
    https://www.va.gov | 800-698-2411
    The Department of Veterans Affairs runs programs benefiting veterans and members of their families. It offers education opportunities and rehabilitation services and provides compensation payments for disabilities or death related to military service, home loan guaranties, pensions, burials, and health care that includes the services of nursing homes, clinics, and medical centers.
  • TexVet
    https://texvet.org | 512-341-4924
    TexVet maintains a resource database for service members, veterans, and their families, that is updated on a regular basis and fully audited once per year.
  • Hero’s Night Out
    https://heroesnightout.org | 512-986-7660
    Heroes Night Out offers a number of services and activities including peer-to-peer groups and activities, individual & family rehabilitative activities, on-site counseling, a Veteran Service Officer (claims/benefits), VA Loan Specialist, and representatives from the Texas Workforce Commission.


  • Veterans Crisis Line
    Chat hotline | 988 + 1
    If you or someone you know is in a crisis, there is help – contact the Veterans/Military Crisis Line. Dial 988 then press 1 or text 838255. When you call, chat or text, a qualified responder will listen and help. You decide how much information to share. Support doesn’t end with your conversation. VA responders can connect you with the resources you need.
  • Safe Helpline
    https://www.safehelpline.org | 877-995-5247
    DoD Safe Helpline is the sole secure, confidential, and anonymous crisis support service specially designed for members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault.

If you have a resource that we can share but is not listed, or if you have updated information for a resource we shared, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! We would love to hear from you and appreciate any information you can provide.

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