Disaster Relief

The following information and resources have been prepared to assist UTMB employees and their families with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the region's historic flooding.

Available Resources

Evacuee Assistance
FEMA Assistance
Recovery Assistance
Meal Centers and Food Banks
Community Groups and Social Service Providers
Child Care Assistance
Emotional Assistance
Legal Assistance UPDATED 9/28
Consumer Groups
Donation Distribution Centers
Health and Safety Information
Miscellaneous Resources

For a printable version of all resources, click here.

Outreach Form for Galveston County Residents
To help citizens on the path to rebuilding their homes and lives, Galveston County officials have put together a Disaster Assistance Outreach Form, designed to assess damage in specific areas and provide long-term resources to those who need it most.

Click here to complete the Disaster Assistance Outreach Form. Please be advised that filling out this form does not guarantee assistance. It is also important residents do not use this form to request immediate direct assistance or disaster relief from FEMA.

Disaster Pay and Timekeeping Information
Disaster Pay Guidelines
Timekeeping FAQs

Housing and Transportation

Discounted Hotel Rates for UTMB Employees
This list will be updated as more accommodations become available

FEMA Transitional Sheltering Assistance
FEMA will pay for the cost to stay in certain hotels and motels for a limited period of time if eligible

Hotel Taxes Suspended
State and local hotel/motel occupancy tax for storm victims and relief effort personnel suspended

Texas Apartment Association
Disaster and housing resources for renters affected by Hurricane Harvey

Texas Rent Assistance
Texas Rent Assistance provides an online directory of rental assistance programs in Texas

GM Supplier Discount
This program provides supplier pricing below MSRP on eligible, new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles. Use the University of Texas company code – 807474 – to find out how much you can save.

Park-and-Ride Services (League City to Galveston)

Park-and-Ride Schedule (League City)

How Can I Help?

  • Harvey Recovery Funds have been established to assist our students and employees who have suffered significant losses; click here to find out how you can contribute.
  • Do you have a family member or friend needing employment? FEMA is hiring temporary workers across the state of Texas to assist with hurricane recovery efforts. Those hired will join recovery teams (local, state and federal workers, voluntary agencies and community organizations) already in place. Click here for more information about some of the jobs available and how to apply.

Contact Us

Do you know about an agency or organization that is offering support services or housing assistance that we could add to our web page? Do you have any employee resource questions or comments you would like to share?

Let us know by clicking here.

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