Temporary Housing

FEMA Transitional Sheltering Assistance

Eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may be eligible to receive an extension to stay temporarily in hotels while they look for an alternative place to live. Disaster survivors with a continuing need for the hotel sheltering program may be extended to Nov. 27. There is a mid-term eligibility review on Nov. 7 where survivors participating in TSA will receive a phone call, email, and/or text message advising them if they have continued eligibility for assistance through a TSA participating hotel.

Hurricane Harvey survivors who recently applied for assistance will be notified automatically of their eligibility. To be considered for TSA eligibility, disaster survivors must be registered with FEMA for disaster assistance, and meet other TSA eligibility criteria. At the time of registration, evacuees are told if they’re eligible for hotel payment assistance and are given a FEMA registration number that must be provided to the participating hotel at check-in. Payment covers room and taxes only. FEMA pays the hotel directly, meaning evacuees must lodge at a hotel that participates in the FEMA program. A list of participating hotels may be viewed using the FEMA Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) Hotel Locator. It is recommended to call hotels to check room availability prior to traveling to the hotel. If survivors are without internet access, they may call the FEMA hotline @ 800-621-3362 for assistance.

Bread of Life, Inc

Bread of Life Inc. , an outreach arm of St. John’s church offering services to Houston’s homeless for 25 years, has expanded their work to help with Harvey relief needs. Bread of Life is providing support for temporary housing, food, employment assistance (T/TH 9am-12pm), and ‘adopt a family’ placements.

Open daily 9am-7pm, Sundays from 9am-12pm
2019 Crawford St. 77002
Phone: 713-659-3237
Online form: Bread of Life Harvey Relief – How Can We Help? for short term rental @ reasonable weekly rates here: har.com/temporaryhousing


Texas Welcomes You in

Texas Welcomes You In connects hosts with people needing housing via their Facebook group.

Housing After Harvey

The Housing After Harvey Facebook group is for home owners, management companies, Realtors and apartment communities willing to help those impacted by the storm by offering immediate housing with the possibility of reduced deposits, discounts in rent or anything else that may help those in need.


Shepherd’s Center

The Shepherd’s Center works with individuals facing barriers in finding employment and housing.