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HUD Requirements and Reports

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

The requirements for federal funds for Hurricane Harvey recovery are laid out in a series of Federal Register Notices published by HUD.

HUD Federal Register NoticeFebruary 9, 2018
HUD Federal Register NoticeAugust 14, 2018

Local 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.

Disaster Impact and Social Vulnerability Map

The City's methodology focuses on identifying socially vulnerable Houstonians who may face special challenges in making a full recovery.

Citizen Participation

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Community engagement plays a central role in the recovery process.

Houstonians have a right to have their voices heard in the disaster recovery process. Beginning with the Local Action Plan, the City has undertaken new approaches to reach more Houstonians to give 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

Phone: 832.393.0550


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.

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