Skip to main content

Harvey Information and Resources

We Are UHD Strong.

The University of Houston-Downtown Gator Family's heart goes out to the many families that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. To help ensure that our communities have the most up-to-date information, here's a list of important resources.

Essential Communication
UHD is posting updates on the UHD News website. Visit UHD News.

President's Website
Read messages from UHD President Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz.

UHD Gator Family Check-in
Check-in with your UHD family on Facebook. Let Your UHD Family Know Your Status.

Gator Relief Fund
UHD has created a Gator Relief Fund to support students affected by Hurricane Harvey.

How to Help: Volunteer & Donate
The Houston Food Bank is seeking donations to provide food, water and supplies to our neighbors in their greatest time of need.

Red Cross Volunteer Opportunities​1-800-928-4271
Red Cross Mobile App
Houston Police Department Boat Volunteers​713-881-3100
Harris County Sheriff's Office (High Water Rescue & Boat Volunteers)​713-881-3100

Shelter & Relief

Families and individuals seeking shelter, see a list of Hurricane Harvey shelters around and throughout Greater Houston.

​City of Houston Help Line​9-1-1
​Houston Police Department Non-Emergencies​713-884-3131
City of Houston 311 Help and Information Line​311 or 713-837-0311
​United Way Help Line​2-1-1
​Group Rescues​713-426-4904
​Disaster Distress Help Line​1-800-985-5990
​Houston Office of Emergency Management​713-884-4500
​Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management​281-342-6185

Disaster Recovery
For official information in the event of an emergency that affects our region, visit
Visit to report home flood damage.

CenterPoint Energy​713-207-2222
Reliant Energy​713-207-7777 or 1-866-222-7100 (toll free)
American Red Cross
​Disaster Assistance​877-500-8645
​Red Cross Houston​713-526-8300
​FEMA Disaster Recovery Center
​Katy Mills Mall (Fort Bend County)
5000 Katy Mills Circle
Katy, TX 77494
Hours Daily: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
FEMA Disaster Recovery Center​Baytown Community Center (Harris County)
2407 Market Street
Baytown, TX 77520
Hours Daily: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
FEMA Disaster Recovery Center​Greenspoint Mall (Harris County)
263 Greenspoint Mall
Houston, TX 77060
Hours Daily: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
​Disaster Assistance​1-800-621-3362
National Flood Insurance  Program​1-800-611-6122
FEMA Mobile App
​Texas Department of Insurance Consumer Hotline​1-800-252-3439
​Harris County Residential Debris and Damage Assessment Hotline​713-274-3880
​Houston Food Bank​832-369-9390
​Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) ​1-877-541-7905
Drive Savers Data Recovery


UHD advises faculty, staff and students to research recovery-related resources before seeking assistance. It's important to secure assistance from reputable, credible resources and not fall prey to fraudulent organizations and individuals.

Last updated 9/14/2017 5:04 AM