The Office of Social Services is committed to serving the community through assistance to low-to-moderate income families and individuals in need. The office is comprised of the following divisions including Emergency Utility Assistance, Emergency Rental/Mortgage Assistance, Housing Stability Case Management, and Bereavement Services. For additional information about our programs, please contact 713 696-7900, or see our program brochure (here).
How Can we Help?
To learn more about how we may be able to assist you, we invite to click (here) to complete a request for assistance if you have an emergency need related to utility disconnection or rental vacate notice/past-due mortgage. Once you have successfully completed the survey, one of our support specialists will contact you within the next three business days.
For many, you have a job. You work hard. But unforeseen circumstances can make it hard to make all ends meet. That is where the Harris County Community Services Department may be able to help.
Assistance is subject to available funding. In the case of utility assistance, CSD partners with area utility providers who are able to make a limited amount of funds available to help people in need.
If you qualify and if funding is available, we are happy to assist. We encourage you to fill out a short survey found (here).
Harris County residents work hard; but, from time-to-time, unforeseen circumstances may make it difficult to take care of the bare necessities.
Harris County Community Services Department is constantly working with local, federal, state and other agencies to identify funds for those who may have a one-time issue making rental or mortgage payments.
Funding can be scarce; however, we invite you to apply in the event we may be able to help. We encourage you to fill out a short survey found (here).
The mission of the Harris County Bereavement Program is to ensure that all deceased paupers who die in Harris County have access to a simple and dignified funeral service and burial. For additional information, please contact the Bereavement Program at (713) 696-1952.
Veterans of the United States Armed Forces are entitled to certain benefits that reflect the pride and gratitude the country has for its veterans. The Veterans Services program advocates for veterans and their dependents in Harris County. They provide assistance to veterans and their dependents with the application process regarding compensation, pension, medical, education, insurance, and death benefits. This office also assists veterans and their dependents in obtaining important documentation needed to apply for benefits.
Funding for these programs are provided in part by the Harris County Community Development Block Grant, The Emergency Solutions Grant, the City of Houston’s Emergency Solution’s Grant and the Texas Veterans Commission’s Fund for Veterans Assistance. The fund for Veterans Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families. For additional information, please contact The Veterans Services Office at (832) 927-4940.