How To Apply For Assistance In Houston

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How To Apply For Assistance In Houston

In this guide, you will learn how to apply for assistance programs in Houston, Texas.  This includes programs offered by government agencies, nonprofits, healthcare networks, and more. 

I’m Nick Bryant, the author of Understanding Healthcare Is Half The Battle and a counselor of 13+ years who has connected over 7,000 clients to community resources like the ones in this article. 

Whether you want to get connected to the Houston Gold Card, food stamps, Medicaid, or rental assistance in Harris County, this guide will provide you with a starting point for how you apply for these services.  Continue reading to learn more about how you apply for assistance with government help programs and nonprofits.

How To Apply For Gold Card In Houston

To apply for the Harris Health Gold Card, you must contact Harris Health System. This article will explain everything you need to know about applying for the Houston Gold Card

How To Apply For Medicaid In Houston

Applying for Medicaid starts with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. You can apply online, by phone, or by visiting a Medicaid office in Houston. Learn more about how to apply for Medicaid in Houston with this guide.  

This guide will explain how to apply for emergency Medicaid in Texas

How To Apply For Food Stamps In Houston

Like Medicaid, to apply for food stamps, you must contact the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. You can apply online or in person. Unlike Medicaid, you cannot apply for Texas food stamps by phone. You can learn about the status of your food stamps application by calling 877.541.7905, but you cannot apply for SNAP by calling this number. You can learn everything you need to know about applying for SNAP benefits in Houston in this guide


More information about applying to government assistance programs and nonprofits in Houston will be added in the coming weeks. If you have more questions about any of the resources above, please leave a comment below, and I’ll be happy to help. I have over 13+ years of experience working in community resources, mental health, and more, so if you have questions, let me know, I’m willing to offer advice to help you. 


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