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Amarillo and Potter County rental assistance.

Find how to get help with rent, security deposits, free legal aid for housing needs as well as other support in Potter County. Charities, churches, and the government offer help. There is homeless prevention and rapid rehousing, in the form of emergency rental assistance or grants to pay a deposit, available in Amarillo and Potter County Texas from several local agencies.

There are of course charities that may provide housing support, but other financial aid for paying security deposits, utility bills (to stop evictions) or rent can come from churches, government affiliated organizations, as well as the non-profit community action agency, all of which are listed below. There are also attorneys that will offer free legal assistance, including in housing court, to low income tenants.

Any funds issued to low income renters will be combined with case management. As an organization will only help low to moderate income families with their rent, energy bills, or other housing needs if they take action themselves around budgeting, saving, and employment. The housing focused agencies in Amarillo may provide assistance for paying rent in the form of grants or cash based loans.

Another service available will be around rehousing the homeless in Potter County. There are shelters available, then for long term needs the family may apply (and need to wait for) a HUD section 8 voucher for the rent on their income based housing.

Panhandle Community Services of Potter County and Amarillo
Location is 1309 West 8th
Amarillo, TX 79106
Any funds for paying rent or utility assistance is first come and served. The community action agency also offer information on home repairs, transportation, as well as HUD rent and housing programs.

The Salvation Army
Main location is 400 South Harrison
Amarillo, Texas 79101
Intake number: (806) 373-6631
The Christian church offers homeless prevention services. This ranges from limited financial aid (for rent or security or utility deposits) to emergency shelter, thrift stores, furniture, and more. Case managers can also refer immigrants and Spanish speakers to other regional loan as well as rental assistance programs in Potter County.




Legal Aid of Potter County as well as Northwest Texas
Main Address: 203 SW 8th Ave # 600
Amarillo, Texas 79101
Phone: (806) 373-4309
Free legal aid can battle evictions, housing discrimination, and there is also help for immigrants.

West Texas Family and Community Services
Main location is 601 West 10Th
Amarillo, TX 79101
(806) 236-4122
Another non-profit community action agency. Information on grants, low income housing, rent programs, and other services are available.

Martha's Home Inc.
1204 SW 18th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79102
Phone: (806) 372-4035
This is a homeless shelter only, and for women, children, as well as single mothers. It is combined with other grants and financial aid. Read more on, and find housing grants for single moms.

Community Development Department
Address is 509 S.E. 7th Avenue
Amarillo, Texas 79105
The main phone number is (806) 378-3023
The non-profit is the application site for section 8 HUD vouchers. They also have referrals to income based apartments, low income housing, energy bill and rent assistance, as well as other government grants.





Section 8 housing choice vouchers of Amarillo ad Potter County
There are two application sites. Both of them offer rent subsidized homes, apartments, or condos as well as manage public housing units. Emergency section 8 is offered to the disabled or senior citizens. In the city of Amarillo, call (806) 378-3023 to reach Community Development. Anyone that lives outside of the city (in rural regions) die 806-372-2531 to reach the community action agency for section 8 applications.

Children's Miracle Network of Amarillo
Address is 500 S Taylor St
Amarillo, TX 79101
(806) 331-6936
This is only for patients of Harrington Cancer Center. Short term housing and/or rent help may be offered to cancer patients. It is of course combined with medical care, supportive housing for the disabled and other grant programs.


By Jon McNamara











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