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 of Social Services is comprised of the following sections that help disabled adults, veterans, and low-income families who meet their eligibility guidelines. For additional information, please contact (713) 696-7900.
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.
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.
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.
The Office of Social Services provides case management to low-income families and disabled adults to aid them in attaining greater self-sufficiency. The goal is to provide services that afford the highest level of personal independence though effective use of resources. Case Management can also assist Harris County Residents who require emergency assistance for vacate/eviction notice.