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2018

Commissioner George P. Bush statement in support of U.S. Senator John Cornyn filing the Coastal Texas Protection Act

May 17, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the following statement in support of the Coastal Texas Protection Act filed by U.S. Senator John Cornyn: "Coastal protection benefits more than just those who call the Texas coast home. Completion of the coastal barrier system will reduce long-...more


PREPS program surpasses 15,000 Texas home repairs, helping survivors return home

May 15, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced more than 15,000 homes have received repairs through the Partial Repair and Essential Power for Sheltering (PREPS) program in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This is the first time in T...more


GLO releases multiple action plan amendments for disaster relief funds

May 08, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the first amendment to the $57.8 million action plan for Hurricane Harvey and the second amendment to the action plan for the 2016 flooding events have both been posted for public comment. The amendments make substantive changes and additions f...more


Cmr. Bush: GLO sends action plan for Hurricane Harvey recovery funds to HUD for final approval

May 08, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the State Action Plan has been sent to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for final approval. The plan details the distribution and eligible uses of $2.7 billion in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recover...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces HUD approval of State Action Plan for $57.8 million in CDBG-DR funds

May 01, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved the state's action plan for the allocation of $57.8 million, provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program, to help Texas recover from Hu...more


Texas GLO extends public comment period for State Action Plan outlining allocations for $5.024 billion in housing recovery disaster funds

April 26, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the comment period for the State Action Plan has been extended to May 1, 2018. The plan details the distribution and eligible uses of $5.024 billion in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) including U.S. Department...more


Texas GLO releases State Action Plan outlining allocations for $5.024 billion in housing recovery disaster funds

April 10, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the release of the State Action Plan detailing the distribution and eligible uses of $5.024 billion in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) to assist Texas communities with long-term recovery following Hurricane Ha...more


PREPS Repairs now complete on more than 10,000 Texas homes

March 22, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced more than 10,000 homes have received repairs through the Partial Repair and Essential Power for Sheltering (PREPS) Program in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The program is designed to ...more


LCRA's Phil Wilson to join GLO's effort to complete Harvey short-term housing mission

March 21, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced Phil Wilson is joining the Texas General Land Office's team to assist with the final push to complete the short-term housing programs. Wilson will continue in his capacity as General Manager of the Lower Colorado River ...more


GLO awards $35.8 million for long-term recovery projects from 2015 floods allocation

March 21, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce more than $35.8 million in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds have been awarded for 38 locally identified infrastructure and housing projects in ...more


Cmr. George P. Bush commends FHA for expanding foreclosure relief for survivors of Hurricane Harvey, other 2017 disasters

February 23, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush issued the following statement commending U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson for expanding mortgage relief to Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured homeowners who were affected by the 2017 floods, wildfires, and hurricanes: "I...more


Hidalgo County receives $2.9 million from Texas General Land Office to improve drainage impacted by 2015 Floods

February 14, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the award of $2.9 million in Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds that will help minimize future flooding events in Hidalgo County. This important award, the first allocation of disaster recovery funds for the...more


GLO announces publication of HUD guidance for Harvey long-term disaster recovery funds

February 06, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued its guidance for the administration of the recent award of $5.024 billion to the state of Texas to help with the long-term recovery following Hurricane Harvey. The disaster r...more


Don't miss the four- day Vessel Turn-In Program in Brazoria County

January 25, 2018
(AUSTIN)—The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is partnering with Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD), and the Brazoria County Fire Fighters Association (BCFFA) to offer county residents the opportunity to remove inoperable and derelict vessels through the Vessel Turn-In Program (VTIP) free of charge...more


2017

HUD and the State of Texas launch public awareness campaign to help struggling homeowners impacted by Hurricane Harvey

December 04, 2017
(WASHINGTON)—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Texas General Land Office (GLO) today launched a public awareness campaign to inform owners of homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey that help is available to avoid foreclosure and to finance repairs.  "After a major disaster l...more


GLO and FEMA Working Through the Holiday Season to Continue Rollout of Direct Housing for Hurricane Harvey Survivors

November 18, 2017
(AUSTIN)—The Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have announced that housing assistance response team members will be proudly working through the holiday season - weekdays and weekends - in continuation of an effort to get eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors in...more


Texas GLO signs agreement negotiated for disaster assistance with FEMA

September 23, 2017
(AUSTIN)—Today the Texas General Land Office (GLO) announced the signing of a finalized agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) outlining the programs and funding mechanisms for the immediate disaster assistance housing needs for the state's initial Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. T...more


Texas GLO and Coast Guard to begin removing vessels displaced by Hurricane Harvey from coastal waterways

September 23, 2017
(AUSTIN)— Today, Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO), in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard, will begin removing up to 300 displaced and sunken vessels damaged in coastal waters as a result of Hurricane Harvey. For information regarding the vessel removal operation,...more


Governor Greg Abbott, Commissioner George P. Bush Join Forces to Help Texans Rebound from Hurricane Harvey

September 14, 2017
(AUSTIN)—As part of the recovery from Hurricane Harvey, Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Land Commissioner George P. Bush will head up the state’s short-term and long-term Hurricane Harvey housing recovery efforts. Commissioner Bush will lead all housing-related recovery efforts, from qui...more


Commissioner George P. Bush: Texas GLO is ready to assist with Hurricane Harvey storm response efforts

August 25, 2017
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN - The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is operating on high alert and continuing preparations for Hurricane Harvey. For more than a week, the GLO has tracked the storm's progress through the Gulf of Mexico and coordinated the strategic response efforts of agency divisions. The GLO is responsi...more


HUD awards nearly $19 million in additional aid for Texas communities recovering from historic 2015 & 2016 floods

August 01, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded nearly $19 million in additional funding to the state of Texas to assist in long-term recovery efforts following severe flooding events ...more


Cmr. George P. Bush encouraging Texas communities affected by 2015 floods to apply for additional disaster funds

July 13, 2017
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN - Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is encouraging communities affected by the 2015 flooding events to submit applications for Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to pay for long-term housing and infrastructure recovery projects. These newly av...more


HUD awards additional $50.7 million for Texas communities recovering from historic 2015 & 2016 floods

May 23, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded an additional $50.7 million to the state of Texas to assist in long-term recovery efforts following severe flooding events that occurred...more


GLO announces release of Texas Action Plan for 2016 Disaster Recovery

March 10, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) has completed the State of Texas Action Plan detailing eligible uses and allocation of available funding to assist communities with long-term recovery from the compounded floods and other d...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces approval of GLO's 2015 State of Texas Action Plan for disaster recovery funding

February 22, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN -Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved the 2015 State of Texas Action Plan detailing eligible uses and allocation of available Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-...more


GLO joins local leaders to mark completion of 26 grant-funded homes in Texas City

January 27, 2017
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that Galveston County, in a partnership with DSW Homes, has successfully completed the construction of 26 single-story new homes in Texas City referred to as The Oaks at Blue Jay Development. Galveston County received a $2.2 million Comm...more


GLO announces HUD rules for administration of $177 million for Texas communities recovering from historic 2016 flooding

January 23, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Today Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued its guidance for the administration of the additional $177 million awarded last month to the state of Texas to assist in long-term recovery effo...more


2016

GLO Completes Berm Restoration at McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson County

December 02, 2016
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN - Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) completed a dune structure along the shoreline of the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Jefferson County. The successful project was a collaboration betwe...more


Bastrop County leaders and Texas GLO cut ribbon on new communications tower

October 28, 2016
(AUSTIN)—In May, Texas General Land Office (GLO) Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Community Development & Revitalization (CDR) program reallocated $200,000 from the state administration budget to be used for essential infrastructure projects and assist Bastrop County as it works to rec...more


HUD awards $45.2 million to Texas for historic 2016 flooding long-term recovery efforts

October 20, 2016
(AUSTIN)— Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the state of Texas $45.2 million to assist in long-term recovery efforts following severe flooding events that occurred earlier this year. HUD wi...more


Brazos Valley Utilizes Cost Savings for Regional Communication System

October 12, 2016
(AUSTIN)— Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that the Brazos Valley Council of Governments (BVCOG) has been awarded a new grant in the amount of $1,769,123. These funds were made available due to cost savings from BVCOG communities' original Community Development Bl...more


Commissioner George P. Bush announces release of the GLO’s State of Texas Action Plan for disaster recovery funding

September 01, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced that the Texas General Land Office (GLO) has completed the State of Texas Action Plan detailing eligible uses and allocation of available funding to assist communities with long-term recovery from the floods and other disasters of 2015. 116 Tex...more


Commissioner Bush expands GLO disaster recovery outreach effort

May 26, 2016
(AUSTIN)—To maximize efficiency and effectiveness of long-term disaster recovery and prevention efforts, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has conducted extensive outreach to local leaders across Texas affected by the 2015 and 2016 floods, storms and tornadoes. As the state agency designated to utilize...more


Commissioner Bush announces GLO reallocation of funds to rebuild infrastructure impacted by 2011 wildfires

May 09, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that the Community Development & Revitalization program has reallocated $200,000 from the state administration budget to be used for essential infrastructure project and assist Bastrop County as it works to recover fro...more


From Disaster Recovery to Community Development and Revitalization

April 06, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that the program which has been known as Disaster Recovery is now Community Development and Revitalization (CDR). This name change will reduce confusion and more accurately reflect the mission of the General Land Office an...more