In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, many Coastal Bend residents feel overwhelmed and unsure of who to turn to for assistance. We’re here to help. Below is a collection of local resources for those who need help. We will update this page as we receive more information.
To find the best resource for your disaster-related needs, call 2-1-1. A representative will be able to connect you with the organization that can help the most. For more information, visit the Texas 2-1-1 website. http://www.211texas.org/
Download this sheet of hotels accepting FEMA vouchers.
Download this flowchart explaining the sequence of delivery provided by FEMA. Here is a fact sheet for Texas renters; federal help may be available.
Residents of Bee, Goliad, Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio and Refugio Counties are eligible to apply for public assistance through FEMA. To apply, please visit https://www.disasterassistance.gov/. You can also download the FEMA app for updates and notifications.
REDDy Directory for Case Managers and Those with Disabilities
The REDDy Directory is designed for case managers and individuals with disabilities seeking resources and services provided to Hurricane Harvey survivors. The REDDy Directory is a collaboration between the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University, the Texas Center for Disability Studies at the University of Texas Austin, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, and the Administration for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Keep an eye on The Salvation Army of the Coastal Bend. They post lists of food items they can use as well as locations and times for when they will be out providing meals. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission expanded the use of the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) so that those who receive these food benefits can purchase hot food items through September 30th. Examples given are rotisserie chicken and prepared meals from a store's deli. Visit the Your Texas Benefits website for more information.
Contact Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. at 1-866-757-1570.
BACK TO WORK
October 31 is the deadline for Hurricane Harvey survivors to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). Here's how to apply: Call 800-939-6631 (TTY 800-735-2989) or visit http://www.twc.state.tx.us/jobseekers/disaster-unemployment-assistance
Survivors may be eligible if one of the following occurred as a direct result of the disaster:
• You lost your job, which was more than 50% of your total income.
• You live in, work in, or travel through the disaster area.
• Your place of employment was damaged or closed.
• You were scheduled to start work but the job no longer exists or you can no longer reach the new job.
• You suffered injury or incapacitation.
• You became the breadwinner or major support of the household due to the death of the head of household.
Replacing Lost ID Cards
If you’ve lost your ID card, call 361-449-2733.
Visit the Corpus Christi RTA website
General Community Guides
Download this Harvey resource list consisting of community partners ready to help you with a wide range of recovery needs. The Texas General Land Office - Community Development and Revitalization Program shared this guide regarding short-term housing, long-term recovery, and FAQs about Direct Housing Programs in Texas.
Texas Windstorm Insurance Mobile Claim Centers
Review this guide from Texas Windstorm Insurance Association that includes locations in Rockport and Corpus Christi. There is also a mobile claims location set up at the following location in Port Aransas: Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St., Port Aransas, Texas 78373.
Here is an infographic explaining the best way to organize debris in your yard for pickup, provided by the Aransas Pass Chamber. If you have any questions, contact your local government.
For assessment purposes, The City of Aransas Pass is determining the current and future housing needs of that community. If you are currently displaced from your residence please fill out the Displaced Resident Survey Form located on the City’s website under the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Page. If you are not able to fill out the form online please stop by City Hall during business hours and you can fill out a form in person. City Hall is open Monday-Friday from 8AM-5PM and is located at 600 W. Cleveland Blvd.
View this press release from Ingleside's mayor explaining debris pickup, recovery centers, FEMA assistance, the new curfew, and scams to avoid.
The SAS Comfort & Support Team will be in Rockport on Wednesday, October 4th to fit and distribute adult shoes to those affected by Harvey. Location: St. Peter's Episcopal Church-Rockport, 555 Enterprise Blvd. Rockport, TX 78382 – Wednesday, October 4th from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm (or while supplies last).
The Portland Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center shared helpful information on SBP's resources, a national nonprofit committed to helping people recover from disasters like Harvey as quickly and smoothly as possible.