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At HFCU, we know the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been impacting our community and communities across the world, the virus has caused economic and health impacts for families, children, and seniors in our community. We know our neighbors, family members, and friends may be experiencing, a variety of emotions during this time over financial hardships, food insecurity, housing instability, social isolation, and a critical need for healthcare access and information. We want our members to know that we are here for them and we can get through this time together while keeping each other safe and informed. We have compiled a list of trusted resources to support the immediate needs of our community members and neighbors.

Income Resources

Apply for Unemployment through the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) website as soon as possible if you have lost your job or had your hours cut back.

For general information on Stimulus Checks In the coming weeks, people will begin to receive payments from the federal government as a result of the CARES Act.

Rent and Utility Assistance

To find general information on Rent and Utility assistance for Electricity Relief Program and Water and Sewer Utilities through the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

Food Resources

Please visit Houston Food Bank to donate or find available donation sites near you.

For meal assistance for children please visit Houston Parks and Recreation Curbside Meal Program. The program will assist children with a lunch and a snack meal Monday through Friday from 1pm until 3pm. Site list of all participating locations.

COVID -19 Testing

You may call the Houston Health Department COVID-19 call center at 832-393-4220 to be screened for the community based testing sites or for general information.

Mental Health Resources

For Mental Health Assistance and resources such as providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress due to COVID-19 visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAHMSA) website or call their Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 available 24/7, 365-day-a-year.
For assistance and information on the National Alliance on Mental Health Illness (NAMI) and general questions and concerns visit COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide.

While we face these difficult times, we want each of our members to know that we are working hard to make sure your financial needs are met, and that our members are always informed with important information. At Houston Federal Credit Union, we are here for our members and know that we can get through this together. Be sure to keep checking back with our website for other valuable articles and resources available to you during this time.