Dear Houston-Austin Local Member,
I wanted to reach out to you during this difficult time to say that I hope you and your family are staying safe while practicing social distancing and that your spirits remain high. I know that some of the world’s greatest art will be created during this time because of the gift of creativity that lies within each of us. It is crucial in the coming weeks that we work together and advocate for our fellow members and our local communities.
Please know that during this difficult time, SAG-AFTRA’s top priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our members. We are aware of the challenges many members face as production has temporarily ceased. SAG-AFTRA is regularly updating its COVID-19 resource page on the website with the latest updates so please continue to check this site.
To assist members of the Houston-Austin Local, we have compiled a list of critical resources available to members living in Texas and have listed these below. This will be updated online as needed.
While this evolving situation seems to be moving quickly at times, please know your local staff are working remotely to ensure the union’s core functions, including residuals processing, continue.
Download the SAG-AFTRA member app to be the first to receive the latest news. Sign up for direct deposit so residuals are securely deposited in your bank account. Watch your emails for the latest updates and possible calls to action. Stay safe by following the advice of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the guidance of local government authorities. And please look out for one another.
Houston-Austin Local President
Austin Creative Arts Alliance's Artists Emergency Relief Fund
Austin Diaper Bank
Brother Bill’s Helping Hand
CitySquare Food Pantry
Central Texas Food Bank
Cypress Assistance Ministries
Financial Help Resources - Austin
Get Creative San Antonio
Greater Houston Area Arts Relief Fund for Artists and Arts Workers
Gulf Coast Community Services Association, Inc.
Harris County Housing Authority
Harris County Community Services Department: (713) 578-2000
Houston Food Bank
Houston Music Foundation Crisis Relief Fund
ICNA Relief- Dallas
Jewish Family Services
Minnie’s Food Pantry
Red River Cultural District's Banding Together ATX Fund
Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs
Texas Diaper Bank
Texas Senior Care
Texas Workforce Commission
Travis County Rent Assistance
Summer Food Service Program: (877) 839-6325
West Houston Assistance Ministries
- Local News