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Texas Health & Human Services Offers Food Assistance Benefits To Families Recovering From Hurricane Harvey

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Harris County, Texas – September 26th, 2017: If your family was impacted by the recent flooding due to Harvey, you may be eligible for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which offers short-term food assistance benefits to families recovering from a disaster.

The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program offers short-term food assistance benefits to families recovering from a disaster. D-SNAP is designed to help when people return to their homes and have access to electricity and grocery stores. Benefits are loaded on a Lone Star Card within three days of applying, and the amount is equal to two months of the maximum amount of SNAP benefits, based on household size.

There is a limited period of time to apply for D-SNAP, based on your county of residence.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be from a county that has been declared a federal disaster area*.
  • Have experienced a loss of income, destruction of your home or a disaster-related expense, such as temporary shelter or home repairs.
  • Not have been getting regular SNAP food benefits at the time of the disaster.
  • Meet certain income limits. Click here to view income limits.

Applying for D-SNAP

You must apply in person at a designated D-SNAP location in your county of residence. You will not be able to apply online. D-SNAP applications will be accepted for a limited amount of time in each county. See below for designated D-SNAP locations.

To apply you’ll need to show:

  • Proof of identity – Examples include a driver’s license or other government-issued ID

 

Residents in Harris County may only apply between Sept. 22 and Oct. 5. Locations will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

 
Date Last name
Sept. 22 & 27 A – C
Sept. 23 & 28 D – H
Sept. 24 & 29 I – M
Sept. 25 & 30 N – R
Sept. 26 & Oct. 1 S – Z
Oct. 2-5 Anyone

 

Harris County – Houston
Greenspoint Mall
12300 North Fwy
Houston, TX 77060

Harris County – Houston
Southwest Multi-Service Center
6400 High Star
Houston, TX 77074

Harris County – Pasadena
Pasadena Convention Center
7902 Fairmont
Pasadena, TX 77505

 

For more information on the Disaster SNAP program, please visit: https://hhs.texas.gov/services/financial/disaster-assistance/disaster-snap

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