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Rent assistance Hays County.

Find how to get rental assistance in Hays County Texas. A number of emergency grant programs will help low-income families pay for an apartment or housing. Several churches, charities, and government organizations will provide immediate help with rent as well as other resources, such as no-wait list housing or free lawyers for tenants. Locate rent assistance programs near you in Hays County.

Organizations are focused on providing seniors, the unemployed, and low income families with hardship funds to pay their rent if they are faced with an eviction. Other agencies may offer moving cost assistance, or money for security deposits. There are also second chance apartments in Hays County for people with previous evictions.

The leading resources for rent payment help today 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 struggling families from exploring all available rental assistance programs..

If a location in Hays County can’t help, they will give referrals to other local charities or non-profits. There are also PHA thats help low-income tenants, single moms or the poor apply for section 8 vouchers or homeless prevention services. A wide variety of  rental assistance program are available

Organizations that help with rent in San Marcos and Hays County TX

Barnabas Connection of Wimberley
101 W Spoke Hill Dr, Wimberley, TX 78676. They only cover the Wimberley Independent School District. Call 512-847-1664 for an appointment to meet with a specialist.
The non-profit organization can offer rent or housing help to people who live in the Wimberley Independent School District only. Parents and families in the area can apply. The agency may have limited assistance for rental costs, mortgage, electric and security deposits.  At the heart of the non-profits work is a volunteer-staffed phone-based resource referral service that connects clients in need with resources to help them, including housing or homeless shelters.

Salvation Army
Address is 300 S CM Allen Pkwy Ste 100, San Marcos, TX 78666. Dial 512-754-8541
Provides limited amounts of financial assistance for electric bills to tenants, housing or rent expenses, and free 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. There are also free motel vouchers and free temporary housing in Hays County.




Helping Hands of Dripping Springs, Inc.
28710 N. RR12
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Phone number - 512-820-0476
Programs range from shelter to funds 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. There may also be no-interest loans for paying rent. People in need have to make an appointment. More on Hays County Saint Vincent financial assistance.

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. All back rent help applications are in Spanish too.

Community Resource and Recreation Center Canyon Lake
Address is 1917 FM 2673, Canyon Lake, Texas 78133. Telephone - (830)964-2324
Only families, tenants, and individuals of 78133 or portions of 78132 zip code can get immediate help. Emergency financial aid, cash, or grants can help pay back rent, utilities, or security deposits. Rent or other assistance is only paid out at most once per year.

St. Anthony Catholic Church
Church address - 801 North Burleson Street, Kyle, Texas 78640. Call 512-738-2234 or (512) 268-5311
Runs various emergency financial assistance programs, including furniture, rent payment help and housing expenses.  Runs the St. Vincent de Paul program in Hays County too.





United Methodist Church
Location is 129 W. Hutchison St, San Marcos, TX 78666. Main phone - 512–392–6001
The church can provide low income, seniors, and working poor with payment assistance for rent, basic housing needs. These are just some examples of the services offered. Call the church for more information on housing assistance.

Community Action of Hays County
Address: 700 N LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. Call (512) 392-1161
A poverty fighting agency. Everything from free government grant money for housing (rent or utilities) to CEAP applications and case management is offered.

St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church
230 Post Oak Dr, Dripping Springs, TX 78620. Phone: 512-858-5667
Apply for financial assistance for bills and rent on Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There are other resources from the faith based charity, or even find loans from churches for paying bills.

St. Mary Catholic Church
Location - 14711 Ranch Road 12, Wimberley, Texas 78676. Phone:  (512) 847-9181
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.

Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, or rent income subsidized apartments, are available in Hays County Texas. Government entities provide vouchers to help pay for housing costs. Clients include seniors, the disabled, single moms, or working poor. There is also public housing, self-sufficiency, home buying services, and long term rent help.

  • The government entities to apply at are San Marcos Housing Authority at 1201 Thorpe Ln, San Marcos, TX 78666 (dial (512) 353-5058)
  • The Housing Authority City of Kyle, which has an office at 417 W 2nd St, Kyle, Texas 78640. Telephone (512) 268-7801

Homeless Prevention Resources Hays County
There is a referral service in place that Hays County Texas tenants, homeless people and homeowners can call. Churches and charities run the homeless prevention and rehousing 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 from lawyers is for civil issues. This is only for low income families or tenants. This also includes support on housing laws or evictions. Find additional free lawyers in Texas.





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.
Tenants faced with an eviction, the non-profit offers limited amounts of emergency financial assistance for paying rent. storage costs, mobile home costs 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.

Churches in the region will have limited funds. In general, and money for rent or bills is only for people in the local parish. the main faith based groups to try are below.

  • Chapel in the Hills - 14601 Ranch Rd 12, Wimberley, TX 78676. Phone: (512) 847-9762
  • First Baptist Church - 15951 Winters Mill Pkwy, Wimberley, TX 78676. Call (512) 847-9035
  • Wimberley Christian Church - 13706 Ranch Rd 12, Wimberley, TX 78676. Main Phone: (512) 847-3853


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