Shelters and housing
Numerous locations and resources are available for those seeking refuge from Harvey. Please be aware that the status of shelters throughout Greater Houston and along the Texas Gulf Coast is constantly changing. If at all possible, you are encouraged to check a shelter's status and accessibility before departing your current location.
Text to find a shelter*
- 346-214-0739 - Text your current address or ZIP Code to 346-214-0739 for the closest shelter near you.
- 4FEMA (43362) - Text SHELTER and your current ZIP Code to 4FEMA (43362).
Example: Shelter 77002.
Regional shelter searches
- Red Cross Shelter Map Enter your location to find the nearest shelters.
- Find your local Red Cross chapter redcross.org/find-your-local-chapter
- Google Crisis Response Interactive regional map includes shelter addresses and contact information.
- Airbnb All service fees are waived for those affected by the disaster and checking in between August 23, 2017 and September 25, 2017.
Local shelter listingsVisit for frequently updated listings in Harris and surrounding counties
- NRG Center - 1 NRG Park, Houston, TX 77054
- Fort Bend County
Listing expands outside of Fort Bend County and features pet-friendly facilities
- Islamic Society of Houston
Listing of shelters and social-services distribution centers around Greater Houston
FEMA Disaster Recovery
- Disaster Recovery Center (DRC)
Find a FEMA DRC near you and get information on FEMA assistance
- To find a center near you, text DRC and your zip code to 4FEMA (43362). Example: DRC 77002.*
- Evacuee hotel list
Find a hotel participating in the Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) Program. (Corporate Lodging Consultants)
- Coalition for the Homeless
Resources and information for the area’s previously homeless population
- Salvation Army
Enter your ZIP Code to find your nearest Salvation Army.
Dallas area sheltersAs Dallas welcomes those in need, this listing will likely expand.
- Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
650 S Griffin St, Dallas, 75202
Samuell Grand Recreation Center
6200 E Grand Ave, Dallas, 75223
Tommie Allen Recreation Center
7071 Bonnie View Rd, Dallas, 75241
Walnut Hill Recreation Center
10011 Midway Rd. Dallas, 75229
*Standard text message rates may apply