GLO posts amendment to Regional Housing Guidelines for Hurricane Harvey Homeowner Assistance Program for public comment period

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PRESS RELEASE — Mar 01, 2019

AUSTIN — Today Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) posted the first amendment to the six Regional Housing Guidelines for the Homeowner Assistance Program for a federally mandated 30-day public comment period. The amendment details how public service funds will be utilized and clarifies requirements to give flexibility for applicants to prove ownership in cases where currently required documentation is not available.

To review the amendment to the Regional Housing Guidelines, please visit All comments should be submitted to

The GLO allocated $1.098 billion of the total allocation of Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Homeowner Assistance Program for rehabilitation and reconstruction of owner-occupied single-family homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey outside of the City of Houston and Harris County. The Regional Housing Guidelines detail how the program is administered at the local level.

For implementation of this program across 48 eligible counties, the GLO divided the program in to six regions. Each region was apportioned an allocation of the available funds and conducted an ongoing Regional Needs Assessment to determine need by income category and other local factors, to inform how outreach should be targeted to direct funds within impacted areas. Amendment 1 to the six Regional Housing Guidelines will be posted for public review and comment on the GLO's website for 30 days from posting.


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