Guide to Disaster Assistance Services for Houston’s Immigrant Community

The Department of Neighborhoods Mayor’s Office of New Americans and Immigrant  Communities (ONAIC) is here to offer special support to our immigrant community.  We realize the unique challenges that this community faces in the wake of the Harvey disaster.  

 We want to acknowledge the work of our nonprofit community partners for the critical role they are playing as our city recovers.  These nonprofit organizations and service agencies have been on the front line delivering services to those in need of emergency assistance.

 They have also collaborated with ONAIC, the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and the Office of Emergency Management to put together this comprehensive resource guide (soon to be available as an app), which provides detailed information about the types of federal, state and local disaster recovery services available.  

 While some of the resources listed are restricted to individuals or households with lawful immigration status, many services are available to all Houstonians impacted by the storm.  This guide is designed to help you better understand the disaster assistance services for which you or those around you may be eligible and how to access these services.

 Please share this resource with your community organizations and those who may benefit from the information.