Community Resources and Ways to Help




Fort Bend County's COVID-19 Emergency Rental Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program

Location: Missouri City Library
Time: 8 am - 2 pm
Date: October 23, 2021

The ERA and CMAP Program will provide rent, mortgage and utility assistance for up to fifteen (15) months, or until funds are exhausted. Learn more about this program and how to qualify. Informacion en Español.

Comprehensive Listing of Resources for Fort Bend County

In addition to those listed on this page, please check out the following list of comprehensive resources and ways to get help:

Fort Bend Social Services (FBSS)

FBSS continues to provide the following services: rental, utility, medication, food voucher, emergency shelter, transitional supportive housing, and unmet needs. Veteran specific services are also available in the form of rent, utilities, day care and gas assistance. Social Services has implemented a modified service delivery plan.

Additional area organizations assisting with rental/mortgage and utility bills:

Texas Rent Relief Program Applications

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) announced the launch of the Texas Rent Relief Program, funded through approximately $1.3 billion received through the latest federal COVID-19 relief bill. TDHCA is using the funds to help Texans pay rent and utility bills, including those that are past due. Applications will be accepted from landlords and tenants starting at 8 a.m. Central Time on February 15th. 

Catholic Charities Mamie

Rental & Utility Assistance may potentially be provided to those who qualify. Simply call the phone number to learn more.

George Community Center
1111 Collins Road, Richmond TX 77469

Katy Christian Ministries

Social Services offers limited rental assistance to those that qualify when funds are available. Those who wish to apply must call to schedule an appointment with a case manager.

5504 First Street Katy, TX - 77493

Helping Hands

They are providing financial assistance (i.e. utilities and rent) through appointment only at this time. Funds are limited so applicants will be screened during interview to determine eligibility. To apply or for more information, please call.

902 Collins Road, Richmond TX 77469

Family Hope

Family Hope provides assistance with rent, utilities, medical. Parenting classes and Finance classes are taught as well.

5757 Flewellen Oaks Ln #303 Fulshear, TX 77441

St. Laurence Catholic Church

Rental & bill assistance may potentially be provided to those who qualify. Simply call the phone number and ask for Social Concerns to apply and learn more.

3100 Sweetwater Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77479

For assistance with electric bills:

If you need help paying bills, the Texas COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program can help. This program is designed to help those who can’t pay bills due to unemployment or economic hardship caused by COVID-19.

Apply for Texas COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program by calling (866) 454-8387 or apply online

Did you Know?

Fort Bend Transit - Project B.U.S. (Bridging Us to Services)

Through Project B.U.S. all fares for Fort Bend Transit have been waived. The number to reserve a trip is 281-633-7433 and a client must call at least 24 hours in advance. Calls will be taken until 5 pm.

How it works

While the bus cannot wait for the client to do their shopping, the client can allocate a length of time for the shopping trip and then return to pick them up and take them back home/hotel.  For example, Fort Bend Transit can allocate 45 minutes for the grocery shopping trip and then have a bus return to pick up the client and take them back home/hotel.  Grocery shopping, Pharmacy, Medical trips, etc. are routine trips for our Demand Response services so we can work with the client to ensure we provide the most efficient trip possible. 

211 Texas/United Way Helpline

Texas/United Way HELPLINE is available 24/7 to connect individuals with local community resources such as financial assistance for utilities or rent and food pantries, housing assistance, crisis counseling, utility payment assistance, and senior services.

Texans can dial 211 or (877) 541-7905 and select option 6 to get information and referrals to COVID-19 social services, including testing, community clinics, unemployment benefits and more.

Families can call 211 HELPLINE for an up-to-date listing or visit the website at

Additional information can also be found at

Enable Fort Bend – Disaster Emergency Assistance Registry

A service by Fort Bend County Health & Human Services that aims to identify people with functional and medical needs that may require assistance during an emergency. Register if you:

  • Have a physical or mental disability
  • Need assistance with daily medical care
  • Need electricity for your medical care or equipment
  • Use medical equipment at home
  • Are elderly and need extra assistance
  • Have any other condition that you feel may need extra help in an emergency

More information and registration:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Community Impact Survey

For Greater Houston, Galveston, and surrounding counties. Help non-profit, philanthropic, and educational organizations better understand the economic and social impacts of the virus in our community.

Mental Health Resources

General Resources

Teens and Children

CDC Help Line

Ways to Help our Community

Have you fully recovered from COVID-19?

If you have fully recovered from COVID-19, you may be able to help patients currently fighting the infection by donating your plasma. Because you fought the infection, your plasma now contains COVID-19 antibodies. These antibodies provided one way for your immune system to fight the virus when you were sick, so your plasma may be able to be used to help others fight off the disease.

See local/virtual volunteer opportunities through Volunteer Match

A virtual and on-site listing of volunteer opportunities to aid communities impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 

Shopping Angels - Helping Elderly and Other At-Risk Populations

Aa program that assists with the delivery of groceries and supplies to the elderly and other at-risk populations, free of charge.