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GPB1“Every day at the General Land Office we work to help improve the lives of Texans, The GLO is proud to be setting a record pace in disaster recovery while helping thousands of Texas families rebuild their lives and their homes. The GLO continues to leverage federal dollars efficiently and effectively to help Texas families and communities rebuild and mitigate against future storms”George P. Bush, CommissionerGPB SignatureThursday, April 22, 2021NEWSLETTER HIGHLIGHTS: Texas GLO Homeowner Assistance and Reimbursement Programs Application to Open SaturdayGLO Posts Draft State Housing Guidelines For 2018 & 2019 Flooding and Tropical Storm Disasters For Public CommentVIDEO: The GLO is Helping Texans RebuildFEMA Guides to Expanding MitigationBy the Numbers: Hurricane Harvey Recovery ProgramsDisaster Recovery Resources Texas GLO Homeowner Assistance and Reimbursement Programs Application to Open Saturday GLO encourages homeowners impacted by 2018 & 2019 flooding and tropical storm disasters to review document checklist, prepare for application On Saturday, April 24, at 9 am the application for the Homeowner Assistance and Reimbursement Programs (HARP) will be available in all eligible counties affected by flooding events in South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley in 2018 and 2019, as well as Tropical Storm Imelda in 2019. The GLO allocated $137.8 million of Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Homeowner Assistance and Reimbursement Programs (HARP) for repair or reconstruction of owner-occupied single-family homes and reimbursement up to $50,000 for certain out-of-pocket expenses incurred for repairs including reconstruction, rehabilitation, or mitigation. Repayment of SBA loans is also eligible for reimbursement.”Homeowners in Southeast Texas and the Rio Grande Valley have faced repetitive damage from devastating flooding,” said Commissioner Bush. “Through the Homeowner Assistance and Reimbursement Programs, the Texas General Land Office will help thousands of homeowners to rebuild their homes and livelihoods.” Click here to read the full press release GLO POSTS DRAFT STATE HOUSING GUIDELINES FOR 2018 & 2019 FLOODING AND TROPICAL STORM DISASTERS FOR PUBLIC COMMENT Public notices for disaster recovery are found at http://recovery.texas.gov/public-notices/index.html Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) posted the state of Texas Housing Guidelines for 2018 & 2019 Flooding and Tropical Storm Disasters for a federally mandated 15-day public comment period. Regional Housing Guidelines for the Homeowner Assistance and Homeowner Reimbursement Programs (HARP) were released on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Those Regional Housing Guidelines will cover specific HARP criteria for areas affected by flooding events in South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley in 2018 and 2019, as well as Tropical Storm Imelda in 2019.The GLO allocated $177.4 million of Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Homeowner Assistance Program, Homeowner Reimbursement Program, and Affordable Rental Program (ARP) for reimbursement, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and new construction of owner-occupied single-family homes and rental units damaged by flooding events and Tropical Storm Imelda. The guidelines detail how the state will administer these programs at the local level.Click here to read the full press release
VIDEO: The GLO is Helping Texans Rebuild
Frances Martinez Beavert’s Houston area home was severely damaged by #HurricaneHarvey, but the TX GLO Homeowner Assistance Program was able to get her back into a rebuilt home. Welcome home, Frances! #txlege