The Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program allows the GLO to work with local leadership on long-term housing that not only helps to rebuild a community, but lessen the cost and impact of future disasters. The use of best practices and innovative construction in the rehabilitation and reconstruction of impacted housing strengthens the community and ensures community resiliency.
- Down Payment Assistance
Hurricane Harvey Homeowner Assistance Program ($1.098 billion allocation)
As recommended by HUD, the GLO will utilize a state-run model for the Homeowner Assistance Program (with the exception of the city of Houston and Harris County, both of which will develop and implement their own programs). The GLO will be administering this program through six different regions based on the Regional Council of Governments. Each region will have an Affirmative Marketing Plan, Regional Housing Guidelines and a Needs Assessment outlining the details of the program.
Please note the program application period has not opened and the checklist are provided to assist homeowners prepare for the application period. Please continue to check the website for updates.
- pdf document Homeowner Assistance Program Checklist
Hurricane Harvey Homeowner Reimbursement Program ($100 million allocation)
Allows homeowners to be reimbursed for certain out-of-pocket expenses incurred for repairs to their home including reconstruction, rehabilitation or mitigation up to $50,000.
- pdf document Homeowner Reimbursement Program Checklist
Veterans - Hurricane Ike
GLO-CDR was proud to join forces with Galveston County Veteran Services and the Galveston County Hurricane Ike Disaster Recovery Program to build homes for Veterans impacted by Hurricane Ike. The “Salute to Veterans Program” initiative was created with disaster recovery housing dollars administered by GLO-CDR. As part of the program, Galveston County initiated an outreach effort to inform area veterans and surviving spouses about the program and encouraged their application.
For more information about the GLO’s commitment to helping veterans through the Veterans Land Board, please visit: http://www.glo.texas.gov/vlb