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Help For Single Mothers In Texas

Financial Assistance For Single Mothers in Texas

Formally known as food stamps, the food assistance program is now called SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program). It is designed to help low income families who cannot afford nutritious food but such food for their children. Eligibility is based on the following criteria:

  • You are a resident of Texas
  • Your current bank balance is less than $2000 and you can prove it
  • You are a citizen of the US

If you are approved, you will be given an interview and need to bring the following:

  • Your ID
  • Social security number
  • Proof of income
  • Proof of rent and bills
  • Child care receipts

If you are accepted into the program, you will receive an EBT (Electronic Benefits Card) which can be used at the grocery store similar to a credit card.

If you need financial assistance for general living items you may be entitled to TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). TANF provides financial help for children and their parents or relatives who are living with them.  Monthly cash payments help pay for food, clothing, housing, utilities, furniture, transportation, telephone, laundry, household equipment, medical supplies not paid for by Medicaid and other basic needs. The amount you receive depends on your family size and level of income.

Housing Assistance For Single Mothers in Texas

The HUD (U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development) is a fantastic government resource for all information related to housing assistance. Whether you are a home owner or renter, the HUD may be able to help. You can visit their website to find information on avoiding foreclosure, getting rental help or talk to a housing counselor. Public housing and housing choice vouchers often have long waiting lists so we recommend that you apply to a few locations.

Scholarships for single mothers in Texas

If you would like to go back to college and need financial aid to do so, help is out there. The first step is to apply for FAFSA which is the core document required when applying for all financial aid. You may be eligible for this financial aid, depending on your financial situation.

Aside from the Federal government financial aid program, there are also state specific scholarships for single mothers available. The first is the Montgomery County United Way’s (MCUW) scholarship. This scholarship is aimed at single mothers between the age of 16-22 with a child under the age of 5 who wish to continue their education but need financial assistance to do so.

If you need more information about grants and scholarships in Texas, visit this site —-> Scholarships in Texas

Employment Help For Single Mothers in Texas

If you need to find work in Texas, the Texan Workforce Commission assists with job training and employment searched.

Medical Assistance For Single Mothers in Texas

Texas’s medicaid program is a government program providing medical care for needy persons who have low income. Medicaid helps low-income families in need for services such as doctors’ bills, hospital bills, prescriptions, dental care and other medical bills which may arise.

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Elizabeth Williamson June 20, 2011 at 12:37 am

With unemployment as high as it is — how does a single Father support his family? All websites are geared at single mothers. You should amend this to “single parent”.

antonette neal December 31, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Need help I have two children living with mom need my own place

Tara Hill February 18, 2014 at 4:23 am

Where is the help for a single parent in grad school, working two jobs to pay a mortgage and $180 a week in child care that doesn’t milk the system an works twice as hard to provide for her 4 year old baby? The government is ass backwards and rewards lazy people while providing no incentive for hard working, honest people to do better…

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