Hays County rent assistance.

Find how to get rental assistance in Hays County Texas. Several churches, non-profits, and government organizations focus on providing seniors, the unemployed, and low income families with funds to pay their rent if they are faced with an eviction. Other agencies may offer moving cost assistance, or money for security deposits.

The leading resources for rent help in Hays County are noted below. Call an organization near you to learn about the application process. Unfortunately most agencies do have limited funding and may have a waiting list in place, but this should not discourage you from exploring all available rental assistance programs and organizations.

If a location in Hays County can’t help you, they can often refer you to other local charities or non-profits, or help you apply for section 8 vouchers or homeless prevention services. So if one rental assistance program is not available there may be others to turn to.

Barnabas Connection of Wimberley United Methodist Church
1200 County Road 1492
Wimberley, Texas 78676
Call 512-847-1664 for an appointment to meet with a specialist.
The church can provide low income, seniors, and working poor with payment assistance for rent, basic housing needs, mortgage, electric, water, and gas bills. These are just some examples of the services offered. Call the church for more information on housing assistance.




Salvation Army
Address is 1658 I-35 South
San Marcos, Texas 78666
Dial 512-754-8541
Provides limited amounts of partial financial assistance for electric bills, housing and rent expenses, and furniture, when available. Also get information on and help applying for government programs such as section 8 housing vouchers or grants from homeless prevention/rapid rehousing programs.

Helping Hands of Dripping Springs, Inc.
28710 N. RR12
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Phone number - 512-820-0476
Programs range from shelter to no-interest loans for rent arrears. Clients range from the elderly to formerly homeless that now have a source of income.





Santa Cruz Catholic Church runs the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Location - 1100 Main Street
Buda, Texas 78610
Call 512-415-4012
Financial assistance is provided at most once every 6 months and is dependent on available funds, and money can go towards rent or mortgage expenses. You need to make an appointment.

Southside Community Center
518 South Guadalupe
San Marcos, Texas 78666
Phone number - 512-392-6694
Provides temporary financial assistance for rent and various utilities. Other services offered by the center are assistance for survivors of personal or natural disasters, such as fires and flooding.

St. Anthony Catholic Church
Church address - 801 North Burleson Street
Kyle, Texas 78640
Call 512-738-2234
Runs various emergency financial assistance programs, including prescriptions and housing expenses.  Runs the St. Vincent de Paul program in Hays County too.

St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church
26160 Ranch Road 12
Dripping Springs, Texas 78620
Phone: 512-858-5667
Apply for financial assistance for bills and rent on Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.




St. Mary Catholic Church
Location - 14711 Ranch Road 12
Wimberley, Texas 78676
Make an appointment to learn about and apply for emergency financial assistance for rent, rental and security deposits, utilities, and more. Services are offered for low income people living within parish boundaries in the Wimberley Texas area.

Homeless Prevention Resources
There is a referral service in place that Hays County Texas tenants and homeowners can call. Churches and charities run the homeless prevention program. Get financial help for everything from back rent to lease application fees, free motel vouchers or moving cost help. Aid is for people faced with an imminent eviction or the currently homeless. Call 211 for referrals.

Rio Grande Legal - Hays County
Phone - 512-374-2700
Free legal advice and representation is for civil issues. This is only for low income families or tenants. This also includes support on housing laws or evictions.

Loaves and Fishes Outreach Ministry
Only up to $30 may be provided, when funds are available. A signup takes place on Tuesdays. Even though they are based in Austin, coverage is for Hays County.
If you are faced with an eviction or foreclosure, the non-profit offers limited amounts of emergency financial assistance for paying rent or mortgage loans. The primary goal is to prevent an eviction. However if you need funds for moving, they may also be able to offer money for first month's rent, security deposits, or utility connection deposits.



By Jon McNamara

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