Cmr. George P. Bush: GLO announces completion of first Direct Assistance for Limited Home Repair project

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PRESS RELEASE — Nov 10, 2017

AUSTIN — Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is proud to announce that today in Dickinson, the Texas General Land Office (GLO) has completed repairs on the home of the first recipients of the Direct Assistance for Limited Home Repair (DALHR) program. DALHR is one of five programs being offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Texans needing housing assistance following Hurricane Harvey.  The program provides permanent repairs for homeowners with moderate damages who lack available housing resources.

"It is truly an honor to be a part of the first Direct Assistance for Limited Home Repair program in American history," said Commissioner Bush. "In partnership with FEMA, the county, and the city of Dickinson, we are proud to get started on helping a community rebuild."

View a video of Commissioner George P. Bush's trip to Dickinson to visit with the first recipients of the DALHR program (interviews included).

The DALHR program is one of several housing solutions for Texans after Hurricane Harvey. FEMA determines if applicants are eligible and pairs them with the best available housing solution to meet their individual needs. Not everyone will be eligible, but it will provide needed support to those survivors who do qualify. Direct housing is provided as a temporary solution by FEMA at the request of the state and is not intended to be a permanent housing option with the exception of DALHR for flood survivors.

On Nov. 3, Commissioner Bush visited Dickinson to survey the damage caused by flood waters as work began on the home of the first recipient of the Direct Assistance for Limited Home Repair program.


Repairs to this home included electrical and plumbing repair, wall insulation, sheet rock, siding repair, and providing a replacement kitchen sink, bathroom sink, and bathtub.

The first step to be considered eligible for direct housing assistance is to be registered with FEMA at, 1-800-621-3362, TTY 1-800-462-7585 or visit a nearby Disaster Recovery Center. 


Repairs under DALHR


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