For those recently affected by the COVID-19 crisis and in need of resources, please see a list of possible resources that could be of use to you and your loved ones during this critical time.
Texans can dial 2-1-1 (Option 6) for information on COVID-19 and local community resources on health care, utilities, food, housing and more. Haga clic aquí para la versión en Español
TX COVID-19 TEST COLLECTION SITES
FILING UNEMPLOYMENT IN TEXAS
SENIOR MEAL PROGRAM Phone: (956) 681-3350
MEALS ON WHEELS Phone: (956) 240-2069
SALVATION ARMY Phone: (956) 682-1468
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR VETERANS Military Veterans Peer Centers (956) 520-8860 or (956) 423-1233 Helps with light, water, gas, garbage (utilities assistance).
LIFELINE PROGRAM 866-454-8387 or www.texaslifeline.org (lowers monthly cost of phone/internet, free cell service or discounts to qualified individuals)
CPS ABUSE HOTLINE Phone: 800-252-5400
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FOR WOMENPhone: (956) 630-4878, 24/7 Hotline
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE Phone: 800-273-8255
HELP FOR RENTERS OR HOMEOWNERS
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced a nationwide eviction and foreclosure moratorium. You can find out more details about the possible relief for your situation here:
Also, should assistance be needed to fight an eviction, one could reach out to Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Hotline at 888-988-9996.
WAYS TO KEEP THE LIGHTS ON AND PHONES WORKING
Some utility providers are offering to stop cutting people off for nonpayment. A number of large internet companies have agreed not to terminate residential or small business customers who can't pay their bills: AT&T, Comcast, Cox, RCN, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. It is not yet clear whether companies want customers to call to invoke this relief and provide proof or whether they will offer it automatically to everyone. People who need help should call and ask.A full list of companies is available on the Federal Communications Commission site