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Webb County Texas assistance programs.

Below you will find how to get help with bills, rent, housing expenses, debts, and mortgage help in Laredo and Webb County Texas. Numerous non-profits, churches and charity organizations are operating across the area to provide low to moderate income families and others with assistance.

There may be free stuff given out as well. Whether food, clothes, or hotel or gasoline vouchers, those resources may be offered in Webb County Texas. Seasonal help is given out too, such as free Thanksgiving turkey dinners or Christmas toys for kids. Advice from the free Legal Services Corporation is available for the low income. Whether a legal or illegal immigrant, Hispanic, low income family, unemployed, or in a crisis, financial help as well as material support is offered.

Financial assistance programs for paying bills, rent, and other expenses

Webb County Catholic Services, which can be reached at (956) 722-2443, meets the emergency financial needs of Laredo’s unemployed and low-income families. They provide rent help, eviction prevention, programs for them homeless, and debt assistance. Other programs are also run by the charity known as CCSL.

Non-English speakers and newcomers can apply for immigration services or adoption help. Catholic Services also have money for energy bills, budgeting advice, grants for medications or rent payments and other services to help prevent homelessness among the population. More details on the Webb County Catholic Social Services programs.

Laredo Salvation Army (phone (956) 723-2349) provides comprehensive emergency financial assistance as well as other social services to families and individuals in Webb County. The support addresses many needs including assistance with food, money for paying rent and housing expenses, clothing, utility bill help, shelter, and counseling.





This faith based charity help immigrants as well as the vulnerable. There is a Family Store for low cost goods, Christmas toys from Angel Tree as well as “basic school supplies” for students in all grades. You may also learn about or work with a credit counselor to deal with medical and credit card debts. More information on help from Laredo Salvation Army.

Webb County Community Action Agency has a mission of dealing with, and ideally eliminating poverty in the local community. They can provide short term assistance for dealing with a crisis and help for bills, and also, more importantly, long term self-sufficiency programs. Phone (956) 523-4182. They offer.

  • Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing - This program deals with all issues that may cause people to become homeless. Get access to funds for paying rent, security deposits, utility bills, and more. Also, counseling is available to deal with some of the underlying problems to losing a home, such as extensive debt or poor budgeting skills.
  • Energy assistance - Learn about various options and grant programs that can help you pay electric and energy bills, including the Neighbor to Neighbor program. Find more on Texas utility assistance programs.
  • Community Social Services - This is a general assistance program, that provides help with certain expenses, counseling, referrals, and other forms of aid.





  • Elderly nutrition - Senior citizens can get access to food and groceries.
  • Weatherization - This program is free to qualified individuals, and it provides free energy conserving updates to homes, both owners and renters.
  • Job and income producing services can be arranged. The community action agency in Webb County will help clients make more money, gain skills, benefit from ESL classes and more. As an example, find smartphone apps to make money as well as government job training services.

Catholic Social Services - Emergency Welfare Assistance of Laredo Texas has limited funding and may be able to offer financial assistance to persons and individuals with an urgent need for free food, new or discounted clothing, prescription medication, rent help, assistance for paying utilities, and medical transportation. Find additional rent assistance programs. Call (956)722-2443.

Centro Aztlan - Migrant & Seasonal Farm Work Assistance – Farm workers who are migrants can get rental assistance, groceries, utilities, transportation, free food, legal services, and children clothing. 406 Scott St Laredo, Texas 78040, dial (956)724-6244

Laredo HIV/AIDS Services Consortia, Inc. - Individuals with HIV/AIDS, or their immediate family members, can apply for limited amounts of utility bill assistance, medications, rental assistance, nutritional supplements, rental of medical equipment, food vouchers, transportation and limited funeral and burial assistance. 1115 Chihuahua St Ste B, Laredo, TX 78043, phone (956)796-9335

The government also offer cash aid as well as welfare. It is generally for families living in poverty in Webb County. The amount of the cash payment (from TANF or welfare) may vary. But funds are offered. Learn more on phone numbers for welfare, which may be short term financial support.

Webb County Social Services – A number of financial assistance programs are offered from the three offices below. Some of the assistance programs run include energy bill assistance for a crisis or extreme weather. Free or low cost heaters or air conditioners may be distributed. A special program for elderly and seniors can provide electric assistance. They also run the FEMA program for the government, which is providing assistance with mortgage payments and rent payment assistance when funding is made available. Also learn about the Reliant Energy Care Program as well as First Choice. Read more on Texas public aid.

  • 3 South Zapata Hwy, Mangana Hein Rd, Laredo, TX 78046, (956)795-1661
  • 917 N. Main Ave, Mirando City, TX 78369, phone (361)586-4475
  • 303 E. Twelve St, Bruni, Texas 78344, dial (361)747-5647





South Texas Community Action Corporation - Low income, seniors, and the disabled can contact this agency for referrals and help. Some resources are available in Webb County Texas. The organization administers programs such as Head Start, CEAP utility bill assistance, and many others. Case managers will help families overcome their financial hardships. If they can’t help you, then referrals may be available for public assistance such as SNAP food stamps. Read more Community Action Corporation of South Texas programs.

Food assistance, pantries, limited financial aid and free meals

Bethany House of Laredo provides the needy with food. Get access to hot meals, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. The assistance is available to the low income, homeless, indigent, working poor, elderly, senior citizens, disabled and children through various charities and food programs throughout Laredo and Webb County.

They also may be able to provide rent help from government funded programs. When resources allow, Bethany House can provide financial assistance with rent and utilities assistance when funding is available. Call (956) 722-4152, or read more Bethany House programs.

Another place to go to for food is the South Texas Food Bank. This non-profit charity organization partners  with other non-profit agencies and organizations to provide food assistance to Webb County families. In addition, the agency also sponsors an after school feeding program, and they also run various elderly food assistance programs to ensure that no one goes without access to food. Counselors from the agency will also help families fill out the HHSC food stamp application so they can receive government assistance. (956) 726-3120

Housing programs, including emergency rent help, grants for security deposits, homeless shelters, housing for immigrants and other support is offered. As many as 10 agencies in Laredo and Webb County focus on this. They try to stop homelessness and rehouse the vulnerable. Find Webb County rent assistance programs.

Laredo Regional Food Bank, Inc. (dial (956)723-3725) provides service to local pantries and clients with emergency referrals from participating agencies and charities.

Free food, hot meals, and applications to government food benefits is available. Whether low income, or in a short term hardship, help is offered around hunger prevention. There is food support for immigrants, children, the elderly and others.

There are many local food banks as well as free soup kitchens in Webb County. Several other churches and free food distribution centers can provide assistance to families. Find more regional Webb County free food banks.

Free dental care programs

Children can get free or reduced dental care from Gateway Community Health Center. (956) 795-8100. The dental care programs will improve children’s dental health by expanding the availability and provision of preventive dental services. Preventing a dental problem is by far the most effective way to assure positive future dental health outcomes of children and other low income individuals.

Community Clinics in Webb County Texas

Gateway Community Health Center, Inc. offers numerous medical programs on a sliding fee scale. Among them include pharmacy assistance and medications are dispensed from Center's two pharmacies to Center clients only. The Center assists clients and patients in obtaining costly medications through the various Drug Assistance Programs including the Pfizer Sharing the Care. Laredo Texas. (956)795-8100

Mercy Ministries of Laredo, phone (956)718-6810, may also offer low cost health care. Receive check ups, medications, X Rays, womens services, lab work, and much more.





Credit counseling and mortgage delinquency counseling

Consumer Credit Counseling Service administers the following programs for clients. There may also be other services in Webb County Texas. Call (956)791-3328.

  • Counseling for Budgeting, and Bankruptcy Advice.
  • Foreclosure Prevention, Mortgage Delinquency Assistance and Reverse Mortgage. Learn more on Texas foreclosure programs.
  • Student Loan Repayment.
  • Debt Management and Consolidation
  • Credit Score Analysis and Repair
  • Immigrants, Spanish speakers and Hispanics can get help as well. Find how immigrant credit building programs.

By Jon McNamara

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