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Houston’s Local Action Plan Open For Public Input Until June 21

June 7, 2018

Houston – Today the City of Houston released its draft local action plan for $1.15 billion in housing recovery funding. The plan is available for review and public comment from Thursday, June 7 through Thursday, June 21 and will be submitted to City Council for approval on June 27. The plan includes a local needs…

City of Houston Continues Long-Term Recovery from Harvey with Community Meetings About How to Spend $1+ Billion in Housing Recovery Funds

May 23, 2018

Houston – With more than $1 billion in housing recovery allocated to Houston, the City is seeking community input on priorities for long-term recovery efforts from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. The Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) is partnering with community groups on a series of upcoming meetings that will inform residents about long-term…

City Housing Department Ramps up to Deliver on Harvey Recovery

March 14, 2018

Houston – The city’s Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) added five disaster recovery, affordable housing and finance experts to its already disaster-seasoned staff. Together the team will focus on meeting the extensive short-term housing needs of Hurricane Harvey survivors and preparing for the long-term federal disaster recovery funds expected to be available to Houston…

City Council Authorizes Home Repair Program For Harvey Survivors

December 13, 2017

Houston – While the effects of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation continue to reverberate throughout the city, significant help is on the way for residents who have been approved for FEMA assistance. City Council today accepted an allocation of up to $424.5 million in FEMA funds for direct housing assistance and approved an interlocal agreement with the…

George R. Brown Convention Center Red Cross Shelter Closed as of Monday, September 18, 2017

September 19, 2017

September 19, 2017 — Approximately 900 residents of the Red Cross shelter at the George R. Brown (GRB) Convention Center have been safely rehoused, concluding the disaster shelter operations at the convention center and initiating a longer-range plan to provide permanent homes for the shelter residents. At its peak, the convention center was home to…

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