Texas Financial Assistance

Texas Financial Assistance

A Comprehensive Guide for Texans in Financial Distress

This guide aims to assist individuals and families within Texas seeking government financial assistance options to help navigate their way out of financial hardship. You will find information about available programs, eligibility criteria, application procedures, and suggestions for additional support from non-profit organizations. Plus, this article includes a few strategies that could potentially help you improve your financial situation.

Government Financial Assistance Programs

Texas Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program provides cash help to families in need. The plan mainly aims to provide children with a peaceful home environment with their loved ones and help parents with job preparation and work.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Serving as a federal assistance program, SNAP provides low-income individuals and families with funds to purchase groceries ensuring they have access to a healthy diet.

Medicaid & CHIP Programs

These two programs provide free or low-cost medical coverage to low-income Texans. Medicaid primarily serves low-income adults, while CHIP provides coverage for children and teenagers.

Eligibility Criteria

TANF Eligibility Requirements:

  • Residency: Must be a Texas resident
  • Family income must fall within the poverty line guidelines
  • Must have a child or children under 19 years old

SNAP Eligibility Requirements:

  • Residency: Must be a Texas resident
  • Income status: Family income should be at or below 130% of the federal poverty level

Medicaid & CHIP Eligibility Requirements:

  • Residency: Must be a Texas resident
  • Income restrictions are applicable and vary depending on family size

Application Procedures

You can apply for these programs online at YourTexasBenefits.com or by calling 2-1-1. Before applying, be sure to gather all the necessary documentation, including proof of income, residency, and identity.

Non-profit Organizations

Feeding Texas

Feeding Texas is a non-profit organization committed to ending hunger in Texas. The organization works with a statewide network of food banks to assist low-income families and individuals with food assistance.

Goodwill Central Texas

This organization offers various programs, including job training and education, to improve lives by delivering the necessary skills to secure and hold a job.

Strategies to Improve Financial Status

While applying for financial assistance, consider these strategies:

  • Consider professional or vocational training in fields demanding a workforce, increasing your chances of securing a well-paying job.
  • Create a budget to better track your income and expenditures - this can help identify areas to save.
  • Find a financial advisor to further understand finance management and increase your credit score.
  • Consider finding a part-time job or selling unused items for additional income.

If you need financial assistance, remember that assistance is available. All you need to do is reach out. Good luck on your journey to financial stability.

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Lubbock County General Assistance


Rent: assists with partial payment towards the current months rent. We do not assist with deposits or pay any amount in arrears.

Utilities: Payment on utility bills will be for the current month only. We do not assist with arrears, re-connection fees or deposits.

The utility services must be in service and in the name of someone living in the household. The agency does not pay telephone bills.

Burials: The residency requirement does not apply to funerals.

The deceased must have expired in Lubbock County to be considered for burial assistance.

PLEASE CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION. Low Income with totally disabled adult or minor child and the household has to be without income for thirty days.

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(806) 775-1605
Lubbock, TX

Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program

Provides financial and support programs.
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(800) 581-9437
Randolph AFB, TX

The Battered Women s Foundation

The Battered Women s Foundation Program services:

  • Emergency rent
  • Transitional housing
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Counseling
  • Job training
  • Gas cards
  • College assistance
  • Day to Shine Events
  • Opportunities for families to move into emotional stability
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(817) 427-0720
Hurst, TX