HUD Requirements & Guidelines
This page includes key recovery documents that Houston submits to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), including:
Disaster Recovery Action Plan
The City of Houston will receive $1.3 billion for Hurricane Harvey housing recovery through the Texas General Land Office, from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The City of Houston's Local Action Plan is now incorporated into the State of Texas Action Plan. As Houston receives additional funding, reallocates funds, or changes recovery activities, the City will submit amendments to the Action Plan to the GLO for HUD's approval. The latest version of the State Action Plan is posted below; historical versions can be found here .
Federal Register Notices
GLO Quarterly Reports
Each quarter, the Texas General Land Office produces reports to provide transparency into the disaster recovery program’s progress.
Refer to the section labeled "Hurricane Harvey Grant Performance Reports ($5B)"
Housing Needs Assessment
After Hurricane Harvey, the City of Houston recognized that it needed to understand the full impact of the storm on residential structures in the city. The City partnered with Civis Analytics to develop a new methodology for calculating unmet need from a major disaster. The methodology is important because it doesn’t simply rely on FEMA claims for Individual Assistance. Rather, Houston’s methodology looks at which buildings were damaged as the basis for calculating unmet housing need. The model also looks at the impact on socially vulnerable communities.
|Local Housing Needs Assessment Fact Sheet||November 2018|
|City of Houston Local Housing Needs Assessment||November 2018|
|Local Housing Needs Assessment approval letter from GLO||December 6, 2018|
Houstonians have a right to have their voices heard in the disaster recovery process. The City has undertaken new approaches to reach more Houstonians to gain input about the recovery process. The City is using in-person meetings, online resources, and tele-townhalls to create avenues for feedback on disaster plans and programs.
Follow @HoustonHCDD on social media for regular updates on recovery events and opportunities for feedback.
The Housing and Community Development Department accepts comments via USPS mail, email, and in person at our offices:
City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department
2100 Travis Street, 9th floor
Houston, TX 77002
|Citizen Participation Plan for CDBG-DR17||April 2019|
|Public Participation and Civil Rights Notice||February 11th, 2020|
|Report on Houston's community engagement strategy for Hurricane Harvey||November 2018|
|Summary of Community Feedback on the Local Action Plan||June 2018|
|Resumen de comentarios recibidos sobre el plan de acción local de Houston para la recuperación de viviendas||June 2018|
|Outreach and Marketing Plan||May 2019|
Each program area under the City of Houston’s Local Action Plan is governed by program guidelines. These guidelines spell out program activities, targets, and spending plans.
Public notices are posted here.
|Homeowner Assistance Program (HoAP) Guidelines||May 19, 2021|
|Single Family Development Program Guidelines |
Draft - For Public Comment Only and Pending GLO Approval
|June 20, 2019|
|Multifamily Program Guidelines||April 30, 2020|
|Small Rental Program Guidelines||May 7, 2020|
|Harvey Homebuyer Assistance Program Guidelines||November 2, 2020|
|Public Services Program Guidelines||May 9, 2019|
|Buyout Program Guidelines||April 28, 2021|
|Economic Development Program Guidelines||May 27, 2020|
|DR-17 Planning Procedure||July 8, 2020|