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FEDERAL RESOURCES

Department of Veterans Administration (VA) Office

6900 Almeda Road, Houston, TX 77030

Benefits Information: 1-800-827-1000

Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD): 1-800-829-4833

Loan Guaranty Information: 1-888-232-2571

http://www.vba.va.gov/ro/houston/lgy/home.html

 

Home Loan

  • Eligibility: Generally, the following persons are eligible:
  • Veterans who were discharged since 9/16/40, under other than dishonorable conditions
  • Military personnel on active duty who have served a minimum period
  • Certain Reservists and National Guard members
  • Surviving spouses of certain deceased veterans
  • Description: VA-guaranteed loan can be used to:
  • Buy a home, a manufactured home, or a condominium
  • Buy a lot for a manufactured home
  • Build, repair, or improve a home (including energy efficient improvements)
  • Refinance an existing loan

 

Fisher House at the DeBakey VA Hospital

2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030

713 794-8095, Fax 713 794-7971

frank.kelly@med.va.gov (manager)

Services: A Fisher House™ is "a home away from home" for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one during the

hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury. Eligibility and costs: Fisher Houses offer respite to the families of veterans who do not live within commuting

distance of a U.S. military hospital or VA medical center. Criteria established locally by hospital. There are no room fees at Fisher Houses operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

 

 

 

STATE RESOURCES

Texas Veterans Land Board - Houston Outreach Office

6900 Almeda, Houston, TX 77030

713-383-2729; 1-800-252-VETS (8387)

www.vlbinfo@glo.state.tx.us and http://www.glo.state.tx.us/vlb/

 

Services: Provides Texas veterans with loans for land, housing, and home improvement.

The Veterans Housing Assistance Program (VHAP) provides financing up to $325,000 toward the purchase of a home to qualified Texas veterans.

The Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) will lend eligible Texas veterans up to $25,000 for up to 20 years on a fixedrate note to make substantial repairs to their existing primary residence. No down payment is required. The Texas

Veterans Land Board (VLB) will purchase the tract of land in which you are interested directly from the seller. The VLB then resells the land to you by a 30-year contract of sale.

 

 

COUNTY RESOURCES

Harris County Housing Resource Center (HRC)

8410 Lantern Point, Houston, TX 77054

Recorded telephone helpline at 713-578-2055 is available 24/7 in Spanish, Vietnamese, as well as English.

http://www.hrc.hctx.net

 

Services: HRC is a service of the Harris County Community Services Department. The Housing Resource Center is Harris County's first stop in housing programs and services. They have information on affordable housing and

community resources collected from all over Harris County, Texas. The mission of the Housing Resource Center is to aide the community in finding decent, safe, and affordable housing in a manner that promotes equal opportunity

and fair housing.

 

Harris County Community Services Department

8410 Lantern Point Drive, Houston, TX 77054

Main: 713-578-2000

www.csd.hctx.net

Hours: Monday—Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Eligibility: Please call for information Description: Down-payment Assistance Program (DAP) and Home Repair Program

 

Harris County Recovers

16602 Diana Lane

Houston, TX 77062

Main: 877-332-8014

http://www.harrisrecovery.org

Description: In an effort to assist the community with disaster recovery, Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD) has now launched the Harris County Recovers website: http://www.harrisrecovery.org/. This website will be updated

frequently with information regarding available disaster recovery programs. Please check the website regularly for additional information and news about how Harris County is helping to restore areas severely damaged by Hurricane Ike. For additional

information about Harris County recovery efforts, please visit the Harris County Community Services Department website (http://www.csd.hctx.net) for news, events, and quick links related to recovery and rebuilding. In addition, for affordable

 

CITY RESOURCES

Housing Community Development Department

601 Sawyer, Houston, TX 77007

Main: 713-868-8300; 713-522-HOME

http://www.houstonhousing.org/

 

 

Assisted Living Locators

8321 Sand Point Drive.

Houston, TX 77036

Patricia Sullens, LMSW, Undercare Advisor

877-534-1292; 281-204-3771 Cell, 713-513-5063 Fax

www.houston.assistedlivinglocators.com

 

Eligibility: Seniors who require assistance with support services

Description: A no cost referral service for long-term care and senior housing options. An independent LMSW assesses the

needs of the client either by phone or in person to evaluate all aspects of care such as healthcare needs, social activities,

memory care, location and financial features to select an assisted living

 

U.S. VETS Residential Assistance– Houston; with two locations in Houston, http://www.usvetsinc.org/forvets/

The DeGeorge SRO at Union Station/ Veterans Health Care & Service Center

1418 Preston Avenue, Houston, TX 77002; 713-229-8122, 713-794-7533 Fax: 713-229-8648

Midtown Terrace

4640 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002; 832-203-1626, Fax: 832-203-1630

Provides housing and program support for "formerly" homeless veterans in the downtown area.

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