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Rental assistance Ector County.

Both short term rental assistance as well as transitional housing/shelters are available in Ector County. The charities that operate these services are limited in resources, but they will try to help anyone facing homelessness, including single parents, immigrants, and seniors. There are various grants available in the Odessa Texas region for paying rent, moving costs or security deposits, and local shelters can also assist the homeless.

The programs are focused on people of all backgrounds. Shelters can accommodate men, women, or single mothers in the community. The emergency rental assistance programs in Ector County support the unemployed, oil field workers, and immigrants among others. One additional benefit is that if the eviction is due to unpaid utility bills, then assistance may be provided for those expenses too. So everything from rent to other housing needs can be paid.

Catholic Charities - Ector County
Address is 2500 Andrews Highway
Odessa, Texas, 79761
For intake, dial 432-332-1387
When funds are available, short term loans as well as grants may be used for paying rent. They also help with TXU Energy bills, provide housing to immigrants, and offer household goods, such as furniture or clothing. Any rental assistance is combined with other social services. More on Ector County housing assistance program.

Permian Basin Mission Center
Address: 208 North Adams
Odessa, TX, 79761
Main phone - 432-337-0554
The non-profit helps the underemployed and low income tenants. Grants can pay gas or water bills, rent, provide prescriptions, and other aid.

Housing Authority of the City of Odessa
124 E 2nd St
Odessa, Texas 79761
Phone number is (432) 333-1088
This is the local public housing authority (PHA). When the waiting list is open, HUD vouchers from section 8 can assist with rent and other needs.




Legal Aid of Northwest Texas – Ector County
620 North Grant
Odessa TX 79761
Main Phone: 432-332-1207
The indigent and poor can get free legal representation. Attorneys offer help to stop evictions, assist in help people avoid payday loans, and solutions to landlord issues.

West Texas Opportunities
700 N Grant Ave # 150
Odessa, Texas 79761
Call (432) 333-9027 for information.
The agency may offer referrals to ESG grants for paying rent, low income housing, government benefits, home ownership loans, and other anti poverty programs.

Helping Hands of Odessa/Midlands
Address is 1301 Brinson Lane
Midland, TX 79703
Call Us: 432-520-8900
The charity may have referrals only. In general, the rental assistance programs in Ector County can also cover motel rooms. There is also transportation first come and served, electric bill help, shelter at the church, and more. A number of social services around housing are offered.

Transitional housing and shelter in Ector County

Salvation Army – Odessa
Address is 810 East 11th Street
Odessa, Texas 79761
An overnight shelter is open nightly, and free meals are served too.





Mission Messiah / A New Creation
1213 West 2nd Street
Odessa, TX, 79763
Dial 432-580-5222
Women, children, and single moms can apply to the shelter program. Case management is also provided in Ector County. One main goal is to ensure families/adults with children have a place to live, and locate single mom rent assistance programs.

Family Promise of Odessa
1354 East 6th Street
Odessa, Texas 79761
The agency serves the homeless and evicted. Learn about transitional housing, job programs, and other human services.

By Jon McNamara











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