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Community Assistance

Information about public and private sector organizations and programs.

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St. Vincent De Paul

Who are they:

Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international organization of Catholic lay persons drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level who seek in the spirit of justice and charity, by person-to-person involvement of its members, to help those who are most in need. 

Services they offer:

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul operates a Community Assistance Program in order to assist brothers and sisters who find themselves in financial difficulty. Limited financial assistance is provided for expenses such as utility bills, rent/mortgage, funeral arrangements, and medication. This program is limited to very low-income individuals as outlined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

For assistance, please call 210.225.SVDP.

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Public Utility Commission of Texas

Public Utility Commission of Texas regulates the state’s utilities. They offer several different types of assistance such as Lifeline, Victims of Family Violent, Weatherization programs and Bill Assistance for Burned Veterans. For more information, go to their website or call 512-936-7000.

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

This agency’s mission is to administer assigned programs efficiently and to develop affordable housing for Texas communities. They offer a variety of assistance programs such as Homebuyer Assistance, Home Repair, Homeowner Rehabilitation Assistance Program and Rental Assistance. For more information, check out theirwebsite at 1-800-525-0657.

CPS Energy

CPS Energy provides natural gas and electric service to more than 335,000 natural gas customers and 765,000 electric customers. They offer assistance programs such as Winter Assistance Relief Mobilization and emergency assistance programs. For more information, check out their website or call 210-353-2222.

Paying for Senior Care

This organization’s mission is to assist those who are in long-term senior care. They locate information about long-term care resources for loved ones. Assistance is offered for seniors in care. More information can be found on their website or by calling 641-715-3900.

For more out of town resources, please refer to this website