Cmr. George P. Bush announces Amendment 3 to State Action Plan is posted for public comment
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AUSTIN — Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush posted Amendment 3 to the $5.676 billion State Action Plan for Hurricane Harvey for a federally required 30-day public comment period. The amendment details how $652 million in additional funds, awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Amendment 2, will be allocated for programs administered by the Texas General Land Office (GLO), Harris County and the city of Houston.
"Hurricane Harvey devastated the homes and lives of thousands along the Texas Coast," said Commissioner Bush. "These federal funds are instrumental in the GLO being able to provide housing resources for Texas families recovering from Hurricane Harvey. We continue to work with our partners in communities across the region to leverage these resources efficiently and effectively to benefit Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey."
The amendment includes the following changes, among other updates:
- Re-allocates $37.6 million in remaining funds from Partial Repair and Essential Power for Sheltering (PREPS) budget to the Multi-Family Affordable Rental Program, bringing the total for the program to $487.6 million
- Outlines intended uses for $89.3 million in additional direct allocation for Harris County programs
- Outlines intended uses for $89.6 million additional direct allocation for city of Houston programs
All comments should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2019, to be considered. Per federal requirements, the GLO must respond to public comments before the amendment can be sent to HUD for its 45-day final approval.
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