emergency disaster relief - covid-19

As part of the CARES Act, the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) was awarded $1B for emergency disaster relief related to the COVID-19 pandemic. HCCAA will receive a portion of those funds dedicated to helping families that have been affected by COVID-19 restrictions including job loss, decreased work hours/pay, and shelter in place restrictions. Many businesses are suffering which has resulted in mass layoffs to sustain through this time. If you or someone you know has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are here to help.


Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for COVID-19 Disaster Relief funding, the household must have been impacted by COVID-19 through loss of job, decreased pay/hours, or shelter in place restrictions, and meet the income requirements of the program.


Effective March 27th, 2020, eligibility for Emergency Disaster Relief is below 200% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.

How to apply for services:

Step 1: Please review this document and if you are applying for UTILITY ASSISTANCE or WEATHERIZATION, you will need to provide proof of citizenship and identity. Please refer to the following matrix to know what will be accepted for both citizenship and identity documentation.

TDHCA US Citizenship Identity Matrix-Updated 0819

Step 2: Please refer to this checklist for required documents and instructions on submitting an application.

Client Checklist - 2021

Step 3: Print and complete an application for services.

Application - 2021

Application - Spanish

Step 4:  Please refer to our service location page to determine the center closest to you and application submission options.

Service Locations