Matthew 25 serves residents in the Harris County area that live in the 770 zip codes. We assist with rent, mortgage, lights, water and gas bills. We see clients by appointment only, this allows each individual a scheduled time that is convenient for him or her. There are Absolutely No Walk-ins.
Assistance is provided once every 2 years for delinquent rent or mortgage as well as delinquent light, gas and water bills per household. Clients can only be seen once per bill.
Required Documentation: Texas Photo ID— must be current, Driver’s License—must be current, Green Card, Metro Pass, Texas Offenders I.D., Social Security Cards for everyone in the household
For lights, water and gas, each client must pay something on the bill first, then call for an appointment. Clients must bring a receipt that shows where they have paid something towards the bill. For rental/mortgage, you must first get a money order payable to your complex or mortgage company and then call for an appointment with money order receipt number.
VERIFICATION OF INCOME
Most recent paycheck stubs for past 30 days Disability, Social Security/SSI or TANIF, Award Letter, Workmen’s Compensation, Child Support
FOR RENTAL ASSISTANCE THE FOLLOWING IS NEEDED: If leasing, you will need to bring a full copy of your current lease or if buying, bring a copy of your mortgage payment coupons. If leasing, you must have a three day vacate notice from landlord/manager or if purchasing, you must have proof from your mortgage company that you are at least 30 days delinquent.
FOR UTILITY ASSISTANCE THE FOLLOWING IS NEEDED: Current disconnect notice from your utility company and (pink) disconnect from Center Point and from the City of Houston Water Company . We only assist with the past due amount on these bills.
MEMBERS ONLY SERVICES Please contact Social Service Program Coordinator for qualification information at 713 - 579 - 2725.
HOURS OF OPERATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church
Matthew 25 Social Services Department
3826-B Wheeler, Houston, Texas 77004
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.
Rev. Bonita Barnes Program Coordinator