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To contact Harris County Disaster Recovery with comments or questions, call 832-927-4955 or email us at


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Preparing for Hurricane Laura

During the event of Hurricane Laura, you may experience some disruption or suspension of service from the Harris County Community Services Department. If this becomes the case, please know we are working hard to resume operations and provide the help you need. Please check in at this location for updates or call us at (832) […]

Free COVID-19 Surge Testing Coming to Harris County’s Two Stationary Sites

New testing operations will increase capacity at Harris County Public Health and get results faster        Houston – In partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Texas Department of Health and Human Services (DSHS), both of Harris County Public Health’s (HCPH) Ken Pridgeon Stadium and San Jacinto College Central Campus […]

Assistance for Businesses Impaired by COVID-19

On Monday, July 13, the $30 million Small Business Recovery Fund will begin taking applications from small business owners who are having trouble staying afloat and keeping their employees on the payroll. The Fund will provide grants of up to $25,000 for the most vulnerable Harris County small and micro businesses that have been impacted […]

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Extends Requirement for Work Search Until End of July, 2020

TWC will not request the unemployed who are receiving unemployment benefits to resume job searches until the end of July. Initially, job searches were scheduled to resume July 6. This means that if you are receiving unemployment, you will continue to submit payment requests only.

Get Tested for COVID-19

Testing is available at Walgreens. For a list of drive through testing sites, the Texas Department of State Health Services has a comprehensive list of drive thru testing locations. To find a site near you, click here. The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests […]

COVID-19 Renter Resources

If you are not able to pay your rent because of loss of income due to COVID-19, it is important to advise your landlord as soon as possible. A number of landlords are working with their residents to accommodate them during this pandemic. Some landlords may waive fees, apply security deposits to the rent or […]

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    At the Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD), each day, we bring resources to those in most need of help, providing disaster recovery assistance, resources for the homeless, utility and rental assistance, and bereavement services to our most vulnerable residents. The current COVID-19 pandemic is challenging the health and economic viability of our world. We will come through it! However, many will need help in the process. Our pledge is to help you navigate the stringent guidelines that are in place as you determine your qualifications for and seek the state and federal assistance that may be available. Visit this site often for the latest news and resources that can aide you as you recover.

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