Housing » FIND HELP

This is a directory of programs and organizations that can help Brewster County residents with problems caused by the pandemic. Please email or call organizations for help, because many have closed offices as a safety precaution.

Use the links above or the drop-down category menu below to browse by the type of assistance needed. Or search the directory by keyword.

2-1-1 Texas Assistance Help Line

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Phone: 877-541-7905 Phone: 2-1-1 Website: 2-1-1 Nationwide Covid-19 Resources Website: 2-1-1 Texas
Description

Call 211 for help finding social services and assistance programs, including state benefits for food, health, housing, and basic living expenses.

Alpine Housing Authority

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Location 1024 N 5th Street Alpine TX 79830 Phone: (432) 837-2648
Description

Alpine Housing Authority administers local public housing and the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8).

CoreGives Grants for Restaurant Workers with Families

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Phone: 404-655-4690 Website: Children of Restaurant Employees Grants
Description

Children of Restaurant Employees is offering funds to restaurant workers who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have children at home

CRAF Restaurant Workers Emergency Grants

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Phone: 800.765.4842 Website: CRAF Restaurant Workers Emergency Grants
Description

Restaurants Care is offering grants for restaurant workers who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who have been quarantined

Emergency Fund for Home Care Workers, Nannies & Cleaners

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Website: Domestic Workers Care Fund
Description

The Coronavirus Care Fund (CCF) from the National Domestic Workers Alliance provides $400 in emergency assistance for qualifying home care workers, nannies and house cleaners who are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend

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Location 606 N 5th St Alpine TX 79830 Phone: (432) 837-7254 Website: Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend
Description

Crisis shelter and other assistance for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and violent crime. Also offers “Little Free Pantry” with food and household supplies in front of Alpine location. Terlingua center in the Ghost Town offers food and social services as well.

Ministerial Alliance

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Location First Christian Church 201 W Sul Ross Ave Alpine TX 79830 Phone: 432-386-8101
Description

Offers assistance with paying bills.

Modest Needs

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Website: Apply for Help from Modest Needs
Description

Modest Needs is a tax-exempt charity that gives small, emergency grants to low-income workers who’re at risk of slipping into poverty and for whom no other source of immediate help is available.

Salvation Army Alpine Service Unit

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Description

Provides help paying for housing, utilities, prescriptions, clothing, and other needs for Brewster County residents.

TANF Cash Help

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Phone: 2-1-1 Website: TANF Cash Assistance
Description

TANF helps families and grandparents raising children offers monthly or one-time cash assistance to pay for basic living needs.

Texas Apartment Association Resources for Renters

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Website: TAA’s Info for Renters Struggling During Pandemic
Description

Resources for renters who are struggling to pay rent during the pandemic, from the Texas Apartment Association.

Texas Apartment Association Resources for Renters

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Website: TAA’s Info for Renters Struggling During Pandemic
Description

Resources for renters who are struggling to pay rent during the pandemic, from the Texas Apartment Association.

TX Dept. Housing & Community Affairs Resources for Renters and Homeowners

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Website: TDHCA Help for Texans Search Website: exas Covid-19 Housing Resources & Information
Description

Housing resources and guides for renters and homeowners in Texas who are struggling to make payments, from the Texas Dept. Of Housing and Community Affairs.

Also search for a few local resources that serve our area on Help for Texans page at https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/texans.htm

USAGov Help with Bills and CARES Act Relief

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Website: USAGov info on help with bills and CARES Act relief
Description

US government site about the help you can get through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act; government programs to help pay for phone bills, medical bills, and other expenses; and how to apply for temporary assistance.

If you have an organization or program to add to this resource directory, please contact us.