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Coryell County housing and rent assistance.

Emergency shelters as well as rental assistance programs in Coryell County are used to help the homeless or low income families. Several non-profit organizations as well as churches help residents both find and pay for their housing. Whether it is funds for a security deposit or utility bill, short term housing, or one time rent help, assistance may be offered.

Most of the charities have limited resources. It is often not possible to help everyone that is seeking help with their rent. That is where a shelter, such as those in Copperas Cove and nearby towns, can come in handy. They will provide short term housing, meals, and case management. The services will help the client get back on track to stability.

When applying for rental assistance, note some of the agencies will offer a loan. But the repayment schedule will be favorable. Also, the more self-sufficient the Coryell County family is the more likely they will qualify for help with their needs. If the resources below do not work, find additional housing assistance programs.

First Baptist Church
Address: 310 W. Ave. B
Copperas Cove, Texas 76522
Phone number for referrals is - (254) 547- 3717
Very limited financial assistance. It may be for rent, utilities, and more.

Housing Authorities
There are two offices. One is at Gatesville Housing Authority, 213 N. 14th Street, Gatesville Texas 76528, Main Phone - 254- 865- 2970. Another location is at Copperas Cove Housing Authority (phone: 254- 547- 9449).
The housing authority will help Coryell County families find and pay for affordable homes or apartments. They also offer section 8 housing vouchers for rent. The public housing is decent, safe and affordable, and the rental units are run in partnership with federal government regulations.

Lone Star Legal Aid
Low income families can get free legal help on landlord-tenant disputes, eviction prevention, applying for social security or section 8, consumer issues, and more.





Hill Country Community Action Association (HCCAA), Inc.
2905 W. Wallace
San Saba, Texas 76877
For information, dial 1-888-588- 6216
Information is given to low income families. Learn about Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF), government grants, rent and housing programs, educational support, and other aid.

Catholic Charities of Central TX Brazos Valley
Only referrals and low cost legal aid is available, and applicants need to be immigrants. But they can learn of housing programs.

Salvation Army
Location is 1216 Phil Avenue
Copperas Cove, TX 76522
Phone - (254) 542- 2655
Vouchers for furniture for new apartments. There is also referrals to rental assistance, loan programs, thrift stores, and utility bill help.

Shelters and temporary housing

The Refuge Corporation
81-A M. L. King Jr. Drive
Copperas Cove, TX 76522
Dial (254) 547- 6753
This is a short term shelter/transitional housing for women and children.

Church of Christ
Main address: 306 W. Ave.
E Copperas Cove, TX 76522
Phone - (254) 547-3509
A shelter is on site. In rare cases the church may have some funds for rent, clothing, or food.





Cove House
108 E. Halstead
Copperas Cove, Texas 76522
Phone - (254) 547- 4673
Men, women, single moms and other can use the free emergency shelter when available. Or they can learn about Coryell County community resources, including rent and security deposit programs.

Families in Crisis, Inc.
Location is 312 S. Main
Copperas Cove, Texas 76522
Dial (254) 634- 1184
The shelter is for people impacted by domestic violence. There is also counseling, information and referral.

By Jon McNamara











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