Disaster Resources

Hurricane Harvey 

As our city begins to pick up the pieces, Open Architecture Houston is working with partners and our international network of chapters to strategize how we must  serve the Houston community. We plan to be involved in long-term recovery, advocacy, and training efforts to provide safe housing and help Houston be more resilient for the next storm. In the meantime, we know many of our members are eager to volunteer to help those in need. We will continue to post volunteer opportunities from other organizations working around the city to our social media outlets.

Below is a list of organizations in Houston that are seeking volunteers. 


baker ripley

Volunteers are needed to assist in running the BakerRipley shelter for Harvey evacuees at NRG Center. 

Click here for details. 

Avenue CDC

Avenue’s HomeOwnership Center is shifting its counseling services to provide disaster recovery counseling which will involve helping Houstonians rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Click here for details. 

Living Paradigm 

In response to Harvey -- we are mobilizing to source necessary materials needed to rebuild resilient homes. 

Click here for details. 

5th Ward Redevelopment Corporation 

Still in need of cleaning or mucking support post #hurricaneharvey? Is your home in the 77003, 77020, 77026 and 77028 zip codes? Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation is accepting applications from homeowners needing support. Our volunteer teams are providing services weekly.

Click here for details. 

Rebuilding together Houston

We are currently evaluating resources, coordinating with our partners, and organizing a multi-layered volunteer effort to serve our neighbors in most need. Grab your boots and join us! Register your team or yourself to help.

Click here for details. 


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