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/
Houston Integrates COVID-19 Response and Recovery into Resilient Houston Framework
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Houston Health Department Expands COVID-19 Testing to Vulnerable Communities
The Houston Health Department is bringing COVID-19 testing to vulnerable communities through new mobile testing and partnerships with community organizations.
Mobile Testing Unit
Mayor Turner joins local celebrities to launch the Mask Up! campaign and announce mask distribution sites
Mayor Sylvester Turner this week announced MASK UP!, a grassroots public health information campaign to encourage Houstonians to safeguard themselves from…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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Imelda assistance fund announces first grants for services to flood victims
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
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
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