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.

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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 Turner and Houston City Council Approve $5 Million Infusion to Small Business Economic Relief Program

September 10, 2020

Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council approved $5 million in additional funding for the City’s Small Business Economic Relief Program (SBERP), which was created to provide grant…Read more

Mayor Turner Encourages Houstonians to Apply for the COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program

August 18, 2020

HOUSTON –  Mayor Sylvester Turner today reminded Houstonians – residents and landlords – about the City’s rental assistance program to help those experiencing financial challenges as a…Read more

Mayor Sylvester Turner Announces New Program to Help Small Business Owners

August 17, 2020

HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner announced today that applications for the City of Houston’s Small Business Economic Relief Program (SBERP) will open at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug….Read more

City Council Approves $20 million Rent Relief Program to Help Houstonians Who Cannot Pay Rent Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic

August 6, 2020

HOUSTON –  Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston City Council today approved a $20 million rent relief package to help Houstonians who cannot pay rent due to economic…Read more

Mayor Turner Announces Second Rental Relief Program for Houstonians Struggling During the COVID-19 Pandemic

August 3, 2020

HOUSTON – Amid an unprecedented health crisis, Mayor Sylvester Turner today announced a second rental assistance package to help those who lost their jobs and are struggling…Read more

Houston City Council Passes Small Business Economic Relief Program to Help Local Businesses Survive Challenges Created by the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

July 29, 2020

HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner and members of Houston City Council today passed the City’s Small Business Economic Relief Program (SBERP), which will be funded with $15 million…Read more

Thousands of Students and their Families to receive Backpacks, School Supplies, Food and Masks at Mayor’s Back to School Fest presented by Shell

July 28, 2020

HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner joined representatives from Shell Oil and the Houston Food Bank to announce details of this year’s push to help children and families successfully…Read more

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

Non-COVID Recovery Information

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

Mayor Turner announces donation drive to assist Hurricane Laura recovery, City partners with local businesses to collect supplies for storm – weary residents

August 31, 2020

HOUSTON –  Mayor Sylvester Turner has announced that the city is partnering with local businesses and organizations to collect supplies for residents recovering from Hurricane Laura.
The Mayor’s…Read more

Houston Announces Phase II of Its Rental Relief Program

August 17, 2020

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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