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Community Development & Revitalization

The Texas General Land Office (GLO), through its Community Development and Revitalization Program (GLO - CDR), works to rebuild Texas communities by putting Texans back in their homes, restoring critical infrastructure, and mitigating future damage through resilient community planning.

Since 2011, the GLO has been the lead State of Texas agency for administering almost $4 billion in HUD Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds. These funds were allocated following Hurricanes Rita, Dolly, and Ike; the 2011 wildfires; and the 2015 and 2016 floods.

Since 1980, according to NOAA, the United States has experienced 203 significant weather-related disasters where damages exceeded $1 billion.  Over forty percent of those disasters have occurred in Texas, and even though Texas has more disasters than any other state, Texans have only received about $4 billion in CDBG-DR Funds. In 2015 – 2016 alone, Texas experienced six federal disaster declarations that spread across 160 of the state’s 254 counties. These disasters impacted more than 76 percent of the state’s population, or nearly 21 million people - a total population greater than that of 48 states.

Hurricane Harvey Updates