One City Build it Forward Logo

Welcome to Recovery.HoustonTX.gov

The Housing and Community Development Department updates this site with information about disaster recovery programs for Hurricane Harvey.

Many are worried about the high prices for drugs that are needed in large quantities, you can save on Viagra if you buy generics.

NOTICE TO HARVEY HOMEBUYER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM APPLICANTS

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) has terminated the terms of our Hurricane Harvey disaster contractual agreement under which Harvey Homebuyers Assistance Program (HbAP) operates. Due to the unforeseen circumstances surrounding these changes with the GLO, we are no longer processing applications.

NOTICE TO HARVEY HOMEOWNER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM APPLICANTS

The City of Houston Harvey Homeowner Assistance Program (HoAP) will continue to review applications for assistance for those homeowners whose application is complete and all required documents are uploaded. Homeowners should be well into this process as of this statement, August 29, 2022. All homeowner applications must be approved for eligibility by the Texas General Land Office (GLO) by November 15, 2022.

The GLO’s Homeowner Assistance Program team can be reached at 346-222-4686 or 1-800-317-1998 (toll-free) or at Houston.GLO@Recovery.Texas.gov. More information about the GLO’s program can be found at Homeowner Assistance (texas.gov) .

Recovery Spotlight

Mary Nash

This week, HCD and builder Burghli Homes were delighted to help Ms. Mary Nash move into her home, which was newly rebuilt through the Harvey Homeowner Assistance Program. Ms. Nash’s home was leaking and…

Read More

Jim Edwards

During Hurricane Harvey, Jim Edwards had to be evacuated from his home in South Union. “The water came in through [the front] and sat and then [the floor] just went down,” he explained. Waters rose to near-waist level and caused enough damage that Mr. Edwards’ home had to be demolished. The Harvey Homeowner Assistance Program built him a brand-new house, which is open, bright, and most importantly, elevated to keep him safe from future flooding events.

Read More

Kathy Gabriel

On the day she moved in, Mrs. Gabriel and her family members stood on the elevated porch watching furniture arrive in the middle of another rainstorm. But instead of worrying about the rain, the family was focused on other things: like how to arrange her furniture and who will host Thanksgiving. It was a bright and warm morning despite the rain, thanks to family and friends filling her house with well-wishes.

Read More

Amber and Brian Reynolds

Mrs. Reynolds, an elementary school teacher, learned about the Build it Forward program from a friend living in Sugar Land. When they found that they could qualify to receive a reimbursement, they were shocked and grateful. “Everyone was so nice, open-armed, and helped us through the whole process, but it did take a while.” The reimbursement will allow the Reynolds to “catch up” from what they spent repairing the infrastructure of their home.

Read More

Mr. and Mrs. Zavala

Mr. and Mrs. Zavala in the Northside region also qualified to have their home completely rebuilt through the Harvey Homeowner Assistance Program. They began the application process earlier this year and are now getting to see their house demolished and rebuilt. The new home will be elevated to prevent from future flooding. Meanwhile, the Zavala family remains active in their community, supporting their neighbors through Harvey recovery and participating in events with their civil organizations. They remain enthusiastic about their construction. They have all but adopted their housing specialist, Nancy, and have promised to make tamales for a party to celebrate reconstruction.

Read More

Emma Wood

Emma Wood (81) has lived in her house in South Park for 50 years. Now, she’s about to get a new one. Hurricane Harvey devastated Ms. Wood’s home and made it difficult for her to continue with her way of life. Even after turning to many different organizations, no one could get Ms. Wood the help she needed. Then she learned about Build it Forward Houston and qualified to receive aid.
Ms. Wood will get a newly constructed, elevated home, where she and her son can live safely, without worrying about future flooding. Demolition on Ms. Wood’s home began July 31, and she received her keys to the new home on August 23. “I never thought I’d get a house like this at my age,” says Wood. She agrees that the long process was worth it. “You have to be patient, but stick with it.” Soon, she’ll be able to get back to the parts of life she enjoys, like caring for the elderly and baking for her church community. She is among the first set of homeowners to begin the process of reconstruction.

Read More

Latest News

City Of Houston Celebrates The Grand Opening Of 900 Winston As Houston Continues To Add To Its Affordable Housing Inventory

July 21, 2022 — Houston, Texas — A brand new apartment building at 900 Winston, Houston 77009, celebrated its grand opening Thursday, bringing 114 new high-quality rental homes for those 55…

Read More

City Of Houston Responds To Latest GLO Tactics

GLO strips City of $52 Million allocated for nonprofits and Economic Development post-Harvey July 8, 2022 — Houston, Texas — The City of Houston Housing and Community Development (HCD) department is…

Read More

City Officials Celebrate The Grand Opening Of A New Resource Hub For Low-To-Moderate-Income Houstonians

May 20, 2022 — Houston, Texas — Mayor Sylvester Turner and partners on Thursday, May 19 celebrated the grand opening of Avenue Community Development Corporation’s (CDC) new facility at 3517 Irvington…

Read More

Dashboard

Take a look at our progress in allocating the funding received to help rebuild after Hurricane Harvey. We are updating a dashboard on a weekly basis to show what we've done so far and what our timeline to complete our projects will be.