Living in Texas

‘Texas’ means friendship, and like a good friend, we’re here to help you find what you need to live, grow, and thrive, in the Lone Star state.

A place to call home

Programs and services are available to find housing and feel at home in Texas.

Get housing assistance

Find everyday services and information

Our state agencies have resources so you can live well in Texas.


Resources are available for Texans to experience and embrace lifelong learning.

Health services

Whether you’re young or young at heart, live a healthy life.

Property tax rates

Texas government promotes trust and transparency in property tax rates by using each county's Truth in Taxation website to explain how your tax rate is calculated.  

Outdoors and recreation

Nature is vital to Texans and with our diverse landscape, there is something for everyone.

Stay safe on the web

Develop smart cybersecurity habits to browse the web and connect online securely.


Getting around Texas may take planes, trains, and automobiles, but we can help you on your journey.

Voter registration

Exercise your right to vote by registering ahead of time. 

Take Care of Texas for Kids

Get games, quizzes, and posters to make learning about and protecting the environment fun.

Texas State Artist

The Legislature designates Texas State Artists who represent the best of Texas’ rich and diverse artistic community.

Country (and city) roads, take me home

Find services for driving in Texas such as applying for or renewing a license and vehicle registration.

See driver services

Learn how our agencies can help you

Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)

  • Child investigations
  • Foster and adoption services
  • Child and adult protection services

Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

  • Professional health licenses
  • Food handler training
  • Immunizations

Texas Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Caregiving services
  • Disability resources
  • Food and cash assistance programs
  • Mental health and substance abuse information

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)

  • Job search and recruitment
  • Unemployment
  • Worker’s rights and benefits

Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA)

  • Texas State Artists
  • Art jobs and opportunities
  • Youth and professional development
  • Art grants