Everyone needs help from time to time, especially following a disaster. The "I Need Help" page lists content posted to this site which can help you recover from disasters.

Are you looking for recovery information for a disaster that is not related to COVID-19? Scroll down or tap here for non-COVID recovery information.

COVID-19 Recovery Resources

If you need help recovering from COVID-19, you can find helpful resources listed below.

A collection of information about COVID-19 recovery can be found here on the HoustonRecovers.org COVID-19 Resources page: https://houstonrecovers.org/covid19/

Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Awards Second Round of Digital-Focused Arts Grants

June 16, 2020

The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) announces the second round of competitive grants by Let Creativity Happen! (LCH) Digital.  The 13 successful projects employing digital tools…Read more

Office of Business Opportunity Launches Webinar Series to Help Small Businesses Navigate COVID-19

June 7, 2020

The Office of Business Opportunity (OBO) has launched Access Granted, a webinar series that aims to help small businesses overcome operational and financial issues brought on by…Read more

Houston Integrates COVID-19 Response and Recovery into Resilient Houston Framework

May 18, 2020

To effectively navigate through the global coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Sylvester Turner has updated the Resilient Houston plan to include a COVID-19 addendum to guide the city’s response…Read more

Governor Abbott, OneStar Foundation Announce Texas COVID Relief Fund

May 18, 2020

Governor Greg Abbott and the OneStar Foundation recently announced the Texas COVID Relief Fund, which will provide critical funding and resources to organizations across the state working…Read more

Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Announces Emergency Response Program Supporting Artists

May 13, 2020

The City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) and Downtown Redevelopment Authority, in partnership with gener8tor announced today a new…Read more

Houston City Council Approves Mayor Turner’s Proposed Rental Relief Program

May 7, 2020

Today, the Houston City Council approved a $15 million rent relief fund to help Houstonians make their payments amidst the COVID-19 public health crisis.
The money for the…Read more

Office of Business Opportunity collaborates with law firms to provide free legal advice to small businesses

May 5, 2020

Small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic now have a resource for free legal advice, thanks to the Houston Small Business Legal Consultations…Read more

Mayor’s Office for Adult Literacy Supports Access to Adult Literacy Resources During COVID-19 Crisis

May 5, 2020

During this challenging time with COVID-19, many of the most vulnerable in our community may be experiencing profound and significant changes in their lives due to loss…Read more

Reopening Guidance for Workplaces, Businesses, Etc.

May 4, 2020

Greater Houston Partnership Guidance
As the Houston region moves to reopen our economy, it is important that we do so safely, sustainability and successfully. To aid companies planning…Read more

City partners with organizations to provide support, create COVID-19 hotline and testing program for homeless population

May 4, 2020

Mayor Sylvester Turner joined with representatives from several local organizations recently to provide details on how the city’s homeless population is being helped during the COVID-19 public…Read more

Non-COVID Recovery Information

Recovery information for other incidents not related to COVID-19 can be found below.

City of Houston partners with Cheniere Energy, Astros Foundation, Project C.U.R.E. on Personal Protection Equipment Donation Drive

April 4, 2020

Mayor Sylvester Turner, in partnership with Cheniere Energy, the Astros Foundation, and Project C.U.R.E. today announced a donation drive to collect personal protection equipment (PPE)  in support…Read more

SBA Extends Disaster Loan Outreach Center Until Further Notice

February 26, 2020

Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced this week that the Houston Disaster Loan Outreach Center will remain open…Read more

SBA Extiende el Centro de Extensión de Préstamos por Desastre hasta Nuevo Aviso

February 26, 2020

Tanya N. Garfield, Directora del Centro de Desastres del Oeste (Disaster Field Operations Center-West) de la Administración Federal de Pequeños Negocios (SBA por sus siglas en inglés)…Read more

W. Houston Explosion Resources, Donation Opportunities

February 17, 2020

Memorial Assistance Ministries

The Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM) is assisting with the explosion recovery. MAM is ready to respond by providing rehousing assistance, case management services…Read more

SBA Ofrece Asistencia de Desastres a los Negocios, Residentes de Texas Afectados por Explosión de Instalaciones de Molienda y Fabricación de Watson

February 17, 2020

La Administración Federal de Pequeños Negocios (SBA) anunció préstamos federales de desastres a bajos intereses están disponibles para los negocios y residentes del estado de Texas que…Read more

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Texas Businesses, Residents Affected by Watson Grinding & Manufacturing Facility Explosion

February 14, 2020

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Texas businesses and residents affected by the Watson Grinding and Manufacturing Facility explosion…Read more

Disaster Recovery Center Closing in Kingwood

December 4, 2019

A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located at the Courtyard by Marriott Houston in Kingwood will close permanently at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4.
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Imelda assistance fund announces first grants for services to flood victims

November 27, 2019

The Imelda Assistance Fund announced Tuesday, Nov. 26, its first round of grants totaling $310,000 to six experienced, local non-profit organizations to provide services and support to…Read more

New Disaster Recovery Center Opening in Kingwood Friday, Nov 22

November 22, 2019

A new Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is opening Friday, Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott in Kingwood, to help disaster survivors affected by…Read more

Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Harris, Jefferson, Chambers to Help Imelda Survivors

October 25, 2019

Joint state/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) and a Mobile DRC are now open in Harris, Jefferson, and Chambers Counties to help disaster survivors affected by Tropical Storm…Read more