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 .
|Action Plans||HUD Approval Date|
|State Action Plan - Amendment 5 to the $5B Action Plan for Hurricane Harvey||March 6th, 2020|
|Texas – Versión en español de la Enmienda 4 al Plan de Acción de $5MM para el Huracán Harvey||September 11th, 2019|
|Texas - Điều chỉnh Kế hoạch Hành động $5 tỷ sau Bão Harvey lần 4, Phiên bản tiếng Việt||September 11th, 2019|
|德克萨斯州 - 哈维飓风灾后重建50亿美元行动计划第4修正案中文版||September 11th, 2019|
|تكساس – النسخة العربية من التعديل (رقم) 4 لخطة عمل بقيمة 5 مليار دولار الخاصة بإعصار هارفي||September 11th, 2019|
|ٹیکساس - ہریکین ہاروے 5 ارب ڈالر عملی منصوبہ بندی کی ترمیم 4 اردو ورژن||September 11th, 2019|
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.
|Name||Fact Sheets||Guideline Changes||Last Updated|
|Homeowner Assistance Program (HoAP) Guidelines||Fact Sheet ||Changes ||October 31st, 2019|
|Harvey Single Family Development Program Guidelines Draft||August 13th, 2019|
|Harvey Multifamily Program Guidelines Draft||May 20th, 2019|
|Harvey Recovery Small Rental Program Guidelines Draft||November 8th, 2019|
|Harvey Homebuyer Assistance Program Guidelines||April 30, 2019|
|Public Services Guidelines||May 9, 2019|
|Harvey Buyout Program Draft Guidelines Draft||October 1st, 2019|
|Economic Development Program Guidelines Draft||February 13th, 2020|