TEXAS WINTER STORM RESOURCES

FEMA Benefit Coverage Areas

The eligible counties now include the following: Anderson, Austin, Bosque, Bowie, Burnet, Cherokee, Colorado, Erath, Fannin, Freestone, Gonzales, Grayson, Gregg, Harrison, Hill, Houston, Hunt, Jackson, Jim Wells, Jones, Limestone, Lubbock, Medina, Milam, Navarro, Rusk, Taylor, Tom Green, Val Verde, Washington, and Wood.

For an up-to-date list of all counties eligible for individual assistance, please visit 
https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4586/designated-areas.

SNAP Benefit Replacement

SNAP customers can request a benefit replacement for food lost or destroyed due to the winter storm in February 2021 by calling 2-1-1 or sending in Form H1855. You do not need to go to an HHSC local office.

Call 2-1-1, select a language, and then choose Option 2.

To request a benefit replacement using form H1855:

Complete Form H1855, Affidavit for Nonreceipt or Destroyed Food Stamp Benefits and submit it by mail or fax.

Mail: Texas Health & Human Services Commission, PO Box 149027, Austin, TX 78714-9027
Fax: 1-877-447-2839

 

Hot Foods

In response to the winter storm, Texans who get SNAP food benefits can buy hot food such as rotisserie chicken and prepared foods from a store's deli at retailers who accept SNAP.

RENT/MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE


Greater Coastal Community Action Council - https://www.gccac.org/application

4700 Broadway Street

Galveston, TX 77551

(409)762 -8418

support@gccac.org

Interfaith Caring Ministries - https://www.facebook.com/InterfaithCaringMinistries

151 Park Avenue

League City, Texas 77573

(281)332-3881

TEMPORARY RENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR WINTER STORM

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Apply here - www.texasrentrelief.com

If you are unable to access your account or are having trouble with the online application, please email at info@texasrentrelief.com or call toll-free at 833-9TX-RENT (833-989-7368), Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

UTILITIES ASSISTANCE


Greater Coastal Community Action Council - https://www.gccac.org/application

4700 Broadway Street

Galveston, TX 77551

(409) 762 -8418

support@gccac.org

Interfaith Caring Ministries - https://www.facebook.com/InterfaithCaringMinistries

151 Park Avenue

League City, Texas 77573

(281)332-3881

FOOD ASSISTANCE

There are many food banks in our 4 county area.  Here are a list of many of them:

Galveston County

Galveston County Food Bank - https://www.galvestoncountyfoodbank.org/

624 4th Ave N.

Texas City, Texas 77590

(409)945-4232

Interfaith Caring Ministries - https://www.facebook.com/InterfaithCaringMinistries
151 Park Avenue
League City, Texas 77573
(281)332-3881

M.I. Lewis Social Service Center - http://www.milewisctr.org/

215 FM 517 East
Dickinson, TX - 77539
(281) 534-2043
Fax Number: (281) 534-1368

Catholic Charities Galveston - https://catholiccharities.org/

4700 SH-87 S, Unit F-103

Galveston, TX 77551

(409) 762 2064

 

Brazoria County
 

Interfaith Food Bank http://www.interfaithfoodbank.com/

INTERFAITH FOOD BANK

1 WESLEY DRIVE

CLUTE, TX, 77531

(979) 388-0024

thefoodbasket2014@gmail.com

Brazosport Cares https://www.brazosportcares.org

916 North Gulf Blvd.

Freeport, Texas 77541

(979) 239-1225

Alvin Community Food Pantry https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alvin-Food-Pantry/179708735466703

1212 S Durant St
Alvin, TX 77511

(281) 824-8871

Wharton County

SHARE, Wharton County Interfaith Coalition - https://www.facebook.com/Wharton-SHARE-1563750510569916/

229 W Milam St.

Wharton, TX 77488

(979) 282-2021

The Blessing Cup - https://www.tfbgc.org/food-assistance

507 Bruns

El Campo, TX
(979)543-8203

Holy Trinity Church/St. Vincent de Paul - https://hfwharton.org/financial-food-assistance

2011 Briar Lane

Wharton, TX

(979) 533-9494

(emergency call center number)

Leave message for assistance

FBGC Mobile Pantry Distribution - https://www.tfbgc.org/food-assistance

Dawson Community Center
1619 Martin Luther King

Wharton, TX

Fort Bend County

Fort Bend County Social Services - https://www.facebook.com/Wharton-SHARE-1563750510569916/

4520 Reading Rd suite a-900

Rosenberg, TX 77471

(281)238-3502

Second Mile - https://www.secondmile.org

507 Bruns, El Campo, TX

(281) 261-9199