Assistance programs in Texas

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Assistance programs in Texas

Post by mickmcguire72 » Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:59 am

Whare do I go for help in texas, specifically in the Dallas Texas area. I need help with rent, utility bills, food, and basically everything. Even my car. Any grants or assistance you can throw my way would be much appreciated. I am not feeling that well right now, and my job is always iffy. I never feeel secure .

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Re: Assistance programs in Texas

Post by Admin » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:17 am

mickmcguire72 wrote:Whare do I go for help in texas, specifically in the Dallas Texas area. I need help with rent, utility bills, food, and basically everything. Even my car. Any grants or assistance you can throw my way would be much appreciated. I am not feeling that well right now, and my job is always iffy. I never feeel secure .
Here is a good site in to get assistance and help in Texas. There are a variety of programs to help with bills, debts, health care, and much more.
http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/help/

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Post by nes01 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:04 am

My boyfriend and i just moved back into from boerne because we lost our home. we were both laid off of our jobs, mine was the begging of april, and andrew the begging of may. we have put applications out left and right but no company is responding. my car was just repoed two weeks ago and andrew truck was repoed yesterday. i had the truck payment but with both of us out of work i had to apply it towards rent. rent has been the only bill paid, cps, twc, cricket mobile, and saws have not. andrew and i always argue over our financials losing our house, jobs, vechicles, and pretty soon our lights and water will turn off oh and i can remember the last time i got to go to the grocery store (we eat the baremininum) which is not healthy. i anyone out there could maybe help us we cant lose out apartment too i have never been this scared it is all going ways so fast please someone out there make it stop! thank you and i am looking forward to hearing from someone out there

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Re: Assistance programs in Texas

Post by Summer » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:36 am

She has been unemployed for over a year now and still has been unsuccessful finding employment in Galveston. She stated she does not qualify for any programs in the area. Her electricity was cut off today and she is down to $5 in her checking account and 0 in savings. Are there any programs she could qualify for to get immediate assistance? She stated she has a little bit of battery remaining in her phone to talk.

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Post by Admin » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:08 pm

For immediate assistance in Galveston Texas, there is CEAP and programs from local churches and charities. Call around to them. Also look into crisis LIHEAP for those utility bills. The unemployed can also get referrals to job training and other solutions too. Learn more.

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Post by Copper » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:10 pm

I'm in a bad situation. I've been in the relationship 4-5 years and I'm trying to get out of it. I work, I'm a waitress at pizza hut in Dallas, Texas. I can't take the abuse anymore. There is no shelter here.

Before we moved here, the pastor at church of Christ gave my boyfriend the contact info for the landlord of the house we live in now. So naturally he was the 1st I reached out to. I told him 100% of what's going on. He said they can't help, I need to save my money and move out. I'm doing my best.

Over 3 months I've hidden what I can. Every time I have money, he makes me spend it since he doesn't work. I've found an apartment that is closer to my job and its 500/month. All utilities included. It takes 500 deposit and first month rent to move in. The apartment wont be ready until possibly July 1st.

I'm wondering if there might be any kind of assistance you can help me with. I have to get out of this situation fixed. I can't even go apply for food stamps because there is no paperwork and even though I ask him to out me in rent receipt every month, he only gets his name on it.

Please let me know if you can help me anyway. I'm working 5 days a week and get paid $2.30/hour plus tips, its been slow. Some days I have 3 customers and go home with $5-10 in my pocket. I'm physically and emotional drained, I don't even get to eat every day and we get nothing to eat at work. I would go exactly tell you what is going on, but I want to tell the right person. Some of what he is doing isn't legal. I just want away.

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Re: Assistance programs in Texas

Post by MarcoR » Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:40 pm

I am 28 single mother of two whose always worked and provided for myself until my oldest son was diagnosed with brain cancer a little over a year ago. He gets sick quite often and I have to miss days of work at a time at my employer in El Paso Texas.
I've lost 6 jobs since last year but I have to try to keep a job to maintain our place. My car recently got repossessed leaving me struggling to attend work and his doctor appointments. I'm at the brink of eviction for my apartment.

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Re: Assistance programs in Texas

Post by Admin » Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:13 am

Sorry to hear about your child. When it comes to rental assistance, it may be challenging if you have left 6 jobs. The agencies in El Paso, like everywhere, want to see people able to afford the housing on their own to sustain it. And they may frown on that lack of jobs. But find our El Paso emergency rental assistance programs and call them to see what they can do.

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Post by SandyAla » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:54 am

The Doctor took my husband off of work for at the very least a couple of months. It could be much longer. They'll know at his next Doctor appointment. He is the bread winner in the family so the wife is looking for work in El Paso Texas and so is their 22 year old son (they have 3 children).
I'm trying to find help for them and they're letting me thank god. If you can either contact her by email or her phone. Or if you can't get ahold of her you may contact me I would sure appreciate it. They were renting to buy their kids a bunk bed with a full on the bottom for the kids to sleep on but they had to send it back so I'm taking over air mattresses for them today. I hope you can help guide them into getting some help. Thank you and take care.

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Re: Assistance programs in Texas

Post by Admin » Thu May 12, 2016 3:45 pm

That is great that the 22 year old son is also looking for work. While the husband is out of work for 2 or so months, he should apply for short term disability in Texas. This was created just for a scenario such as this one. It is a short term safety net program for people that need financial help while they are out of work. So look into that, as well as these other Texas programs. http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html ... grams.html

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