Imelda Assistance Fund


Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo have established the Imelda Assistance Fund to meet the needs of those who have suffered damage during Tropical Storm Imelda and the flooding that followed. Learn more:

The Imelda Assistance Fund is set up to take internet donations at this time. Community leaders will determine the disbursement of funds in the near future.

The effort between Mayor Turner and Judge Hidalgo is in cooperation with the Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF), an organization with deep knowledge of the community and expertise in disaster relief charitable work. GHCF administered the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund (HHRF) on behalf of the City of Houston and Harris County after Hurricane Harvey struck the region in August 2017.

The first-round of Imelda Fund grants were announced Nov. 26 and focus on home stabilization, emergency financial assistance, and housing counseling for Houston and Harris County's most vulnerable populations. Learn more:


  • For those seeking disaster relief services, please contact 2-1-1 for assistance.
  • For volunteer opportunities, please contact Volunteer Houston.
  • The Imelda Assistance Fund is now accepting internet donations. GHCF does not accept supplies or physical donations.


For information about the fund or organization, please contact:

Stephanie Blair, Director of Corporate Relations
[email protected]

For media inquiries, please contact:

Rachel Young, Marketing & Brand Manager
[email protected]