To read about the eviction process in detail, visit the Texas Tenant Advisor website, scroll down and click on “The eviction process”.
- The court system and navigating a civil dispute: Texas Law Help: Court Basics
- Eviction appeals: Texas Law Help: Appealing an Eviction
- Illegal evictions and lockouts: Caretaker: Renter Guides
- The Texas Supreme Court Emergency Order 56 Protections: Texas Law Help: 56th Emergency Order
- Get answers to common legal questions at Legal FAQs for Renters in Texas
- If you have a disability and would like someone to help you with eviction, providing accommodations, or legal protection: Disability Rights TX
Legal Aid Resources– Eviction
- Lone Star Legal Aid: 800-733-8394 — free legal aid for low income people in southern and eastern Texas. You must be a citizen or legal resident
- Houston Volunteer Lawyers: 713-228-0732 — free legal aid for low income people in Harris County; serves people regardless of immigration status
- Houston Immigrant Legal Services Collaborative
- Earl Carl Institute: You must be a citizen or legal resident
- Additional services may be found at TexasLawHelp.org here
Domestic Violence Resources– Non Eviction
If you are in immediate danger or need emergency assistance, call 911.
If you are not in an emergency situation but are impacted by domestic violence or sexual assault, please review this list of resources: Resources for Victims and Survivors
Please refer to the following hotlines for additional support:
- Domestic Violence Hotline: (713) 528-2121
- TDD Line: 713-528-3625
- Toll Free: 1-800-256-0551
- Sexual Assault Hotline:(713) 528-RAPE (7273)
- TDD Line: 713-528-3691
- Toll Free: 1-800-256-0661
Additional Resources– Non Eviction
- For additional housing resources for the City of Houston: City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department
- For additional housing resources for Harris County: Harris County Housing and Community Resource Center
- For utility assistance: BakerRipley’s Utility Assistance Program, or call the Utility Assistance Hotline at 731-590-2327, or get in touch using the United Way of Greater Houston’s 211 Helpline
- To find a Houston Food Bank partner near you: Houston Food Bank Locator
- For help applying for SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program): Houston Food Bank SNAP Assistance
- To apply for WIC (Women, Infants, and Children program): Texas WIC- Apply
- Learn more about state benefit programs such as TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) Cash Help and SNAP: Your Texas Benefits website
- For medical services including services for people without insurance, find a community health center near you: Texas Association of Community Health Centers.
- For individuals and family members facing mental health issues and/or substance use disorders, contact the SAMHSA Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
- The Harris Center offers mental health help as well for issues such as stress, anxiety and depression. 713-970-7000
To connect to non-profit organizations and access services near you, call 211, the Texas / United Way helpline. Other ways to access the helpline:
- Search for resources online at 211texas.org.
- Chat with a specialist at 211texas.org.
- Email email@example.com.
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