In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the City of Houston remains dedicated to connecting our citizens and business community with much-needed resources to help facilitate and expedite the recovery process for those adversely affected.

For more information regarding resources to support small businesses recovering from Hurricane Harvey, please visit the City of Houston's Office of Business Opportunity.

For general information regarding Hurricane Harvey recovery effort please visit the City of Houston's website.

Recovery Updates for Businesses

Helpful Contacts

  • To report flooding and non-emergency help to the City of Houston: Dial 3-1-1 or call 713-837-0311

  • State Emergency Assistance Registry: Dial 2-1-1

  • CenterPoint for downed power lines or gas lines: Call 1-888-876-5786

  • American Red Cross of Greater Houston: Call 713-526-8300

  • HPD non-emergency: Call 713-884-3131

  • All true emergencies: Dial 9-1-1

Resources for Small Businesses

US Small Business Administration

For more information regarding resources provided by the US Small Business Administration, please visit their website at or


Infrastructure for Self-Crowdfunding:

NextSeed ( is a community-driven small business lending and investment platform utilizing the latest investment crowdfunding laws. Through NextSeed, businesses can raise capital online while showcasing their businesses, and anybody can easily invest. For small businesses affected by Harvey qualified to pursue an offering launch on NextSeed, they will be waive their service fees to assist.