Most of the organizations that offer help with rent in Randall County are regional. The assistance for housing needs is usually available both in this county as well as nearby communities. This often means that the funds are low or that the resident needs to travel in order to apply to a rental assistance program.
However there are still resources available. Whether it is the Canyon Texas office of the Panhandle Community Services or another non-profit, every effort is made to provide financial help for security deposits, back rent, utilities, or other needs. Even if a charity can't offer help, they will refer qualified families to other options. These may include low interest loans programs for rent, section 8 housing, vouchers, or local shelters for the homeless.
Note the funds are paid out first come and served in Randall County. Once the money for rental or housing expenses is used up, then it may be time before additional support may be arranged. However case management is usually provided year round.
Legal Aid of Randall County and West Texas
Qualified low income tenants, immigrants, and seniors can get free advice from an attorney. They help with housing, rent, and landlord disputes. Most of the sessions take place in Amarillo, so travel may be needed.
Address is 1719 5th Avenue
Canyon, Texas 79015
Information number - 806-655-1032
Emergency rent and other assistance is only for people that live west of Osage or south of Hollywood or in the city of Canyon. In addition to rent help, there may be funds for gas bills, eviction defense help, food, and more.
Panhandle Community Services
Local office: 1310 4th Ave
Canyon, TX 79015
Dial 806-342-6154 or 806-342-6131
This is the local As a HUD Housing Authority office. They help the poor, unemployed, and low income. Everything from section 8 vouchers to pay a portion of rent to income based apartments are available. The promotes the Fair Housing Act for people that meet federal government income guidelines. Security deposit, utility, and referrals are given to other local rental assistance agencies too.
The Salvation Army
The Amarillo office also supports Randall County. They offer homeless assistance and prevention programs, including applications to grants from CEAP (Comprehensive Emergency Assistance), rent assistance, shelters, clothing, and furniture banks.
Catholic Family Services of Randall County
They help seniors and the disabled. There is transitional housing, homeless prevention programs including rent and mortgage assistance, home deliveries, information on SSI benefits, and counseling.
Lighthouse Shelter for men or women
Short term housing for 2 weeks maximum, and it is closed on Sunday. Food, information on job programs, case management, and a database of housing and rent programs in Potter and Randal County are on site at this church.
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