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Please note: Starting January 2, 2008 we will begin using income guidelines to determine eligibility.

The Aid & Assistance program provides emergency financial assistance, case management and referral assistance to qualified residents of Harris County in need.
Emergency Financial Assistance provides to the client or on the client's behalf, financial assistance for emergencies such as: utility termination notice, vacate/eviction/foreclosure notice, or emergency nutrition or shelter need. Case management is available to clients who are unemployed due to a recent disability.

Funds for Aid & Assistance come from federal, state and county resources.
Funding sources include FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), which assists clients with one-time assistance with each of the following delinquent bills: electricity, gas, and water.
Aid & Assistance also provides: Referral assistance - clients with needs beyond the scope and resources of the Aid & Assistance program are linked to other service providers who can address additional needs. 

Click below to access forms: 
Eligibility requirements     

Items to bring to your appointment

Preliminary application*

* You may print and fill out the preliminary application and bring it with you to your interview. This may
    save you some time but it in no way constitutes or implies that you have been interviewed and will be
    seen or approved for any assistance from Office of Social Services, a division of CSD
   All persons who seek assistance from HCCSD must be interviewed in person. Assistance is dependent on
  available  funding and different program guidelines.
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