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Mayor Sylvester Turner

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City of Houston selects 4 more developments that create affordable apartments with federal funds for Harvey recovery

Round 1 of the City’s Harvey Multifamily Program includes $163 million of investment that will create 1,604 apartments Houston will soon have many more affordable, resilient apartments for renters. The City of Houston’s Housing and Community Development Department today announced four additional awards for its first round of funding for the Harvey Multifamily Program. This…

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Update on City’s Federally Funded Housing Recovery Program – August 2019

Houston – As we mark the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, the City of Houston’s federally-funded housing recovery program is making progress. “Harvey was a devastating storm, with far-reaching impacts on the city’s housing stock, for both homeowners and renters,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. “My promise at the start of this recovery is that…

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Update on City’s Federally Funded Housing Recovery Program

HOUSTON – The following is a memo to City Council members from city Housing and Community Development Director Tom McCasland about the HUD-funded program to help residents repair Hurricane Harvey damage to their homes. I’m writing to update you on the ongoing housing recovery effort in Houston. More details below, but the bottom line is that we…

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News Release |An Additional 400+ Affordable Rental Homes to be Funded with Harvey Recovery Funds

Following last week’s announcement of a $52 million investment in federal Harvey Recovery Program funds towards the development of affordable rental homes, the Housing and Community Development Department has announced five additional awards. The five new developments will yield more than 400 additional affordable rental homes. The developments will be funded through leveraging 4% Housing…

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News Release | 600+ New Affordable Rental Homes in Houston To Be Funded with Harvey Recovery Funds

Houston, TX – The City of Houston will invest more than $52 million in federal Harvey Recovery Program funds toward developing 624 affordable rental homes, the Housing and Community Development Department announced today. Six developers have been selected for the first round of funding under the Harvey Recovery Program, with another $40 million in recommended…

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City of Houston Expands Outreach Efforts to Reach Harvey Survivors

Houston, TX – This weekend, the City of Houston is continuing efforts to reach vulnerable Houstonians who still need help to recover after Hurricane Harvey. The Housing and Community Development Department will conduct door-to-door canvassing in Southwest Houston and participate in multiple community events to raise awareness about recovery options. “It’s been 18 long months…

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City Completes Construction of First Set of Affordable Homes for Lower-Income Buyers

February 27, 2019 – A program overseen by the Houston Housing and Community Development Department has completed construction of the first set of 100 affordable single-family homes for potential buyers who may qualify for financial aid with their down payments and closing costs. Developers and lenders working with the department’s New Home Development Program (NDHP)…

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City Opens Recovery Centers to Provide Federal Aid for Repair of Homes Damaged by Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON – The City has taken a critical step forward with the opening of four Housing Resource Centers, one in each quadrant of the city, to use $1.17 billion in federal aid to assist Houstonians whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Anyone who may be eligible must first complete a survey: Online at https://recovery.houstontx.gov By phone at…

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Updated Draft Guidelines Expand Program Eligibility for Housing Relief for Harvey Victims

HOUSTON —The City of Houston is proposing to expand eligibility for Hurricane Harvey victims to receive federal funds for housing repairs. The City’s programs for long-term housing recovery from previous disasters have only been available to households below 120% of the Area Median Income (AMI). Recognizing that some of the worst flooding from Harvey occurred in…

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