If you are experiencing difficulties making your rental or utility payments, there are a number of non-profit organizations that offer assistance. Listed below are some of the ones we know with their contact information. Many get funds at different times and do run out. Therefore, you can expect that you may have to contact numerous agencies before being able to receive assistance. The internet is also a valuable tool in locating other assistance programs.

Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program
Austin, TX 78702

HPRP provides financial assistance and services to prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless and help those who are experiencing homelessness to be quickly re-housed and stabilized. HPRP includes data management activities to support integration with the community’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and ongoing federal reporting for the entire program.

Services include: outreach and intake, short-term case management to address housing stabilization, financial assistance (e.g., rent or utility assistance), emergency tenant/landlord mediation and legal services, and housing location and inspection.