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Federal Disaster Declared for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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


COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. How to Apply: COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Helpline844-684-6333 TTY: 800-462-7585 Hours of Operation:Monday-Friday9 am to 9 pm Eastern Time Call this dedicated toll-free phone number to get a COVID-19 Funeral Assistance application completed with help from FEMA’s representatives. Multilingual services will […]

Temporary Tax Exemption Available for Homeowners Affected by Winter Storm

Homeowners can receive a temporary exemption of a portion of their property taxes if at least 15% of their property was damaged by the winter storm. The temporary tax exemption application deadline is May 28, 2021.   Complete the online application form or contact the Harris County Appraisal District at  713-957-7800 or email

FEMA Extends Deadline For Winter Storm

FEMA Registration Deadline Extended to May 20, 2021. More information about federal aid for this disaster can be found at

Navigating Disaster Recovery

The following are links provided by SBP regarding recovery from the freeze: Post Freeze Clean Up and plumbingNavigating FEMA and the SBA ProcessPost Disaster Insurance GuideProtect Against Contractor FraudMold Remediation GuideMuck and Gut Guide

Storm Debris Drop Off Locations

Harris County residents may drop off residential storm debris related to water damage from burst pipes due to the Winter Storm. Acceptable residential storm debris is as follows: – Pipe, sheetrock, insulation, flooring, and other damaged household material – No contractors or business debris – No tires, batteries or hazardous materials – No appliances or […]

Home Damage & Needs Survey

Please tell us about your needs by completing a home damage survey. This assessment will also allow you to be connected with additional resources and recovery organizations as more aids become available.

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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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