June 25, 2018

HUD: $5 Billion Texas Disaster Recovery Plan Approved

Funding will target long-term housing, infrastructure and economic development recovery

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today approved a disaster recovery plan to help Texans recover from Hurricane Harvey. In November, HUD Deputy Secretary Pamela Hughes Patenaude announced the allocation of more than $5 billion to the Lone Star State to support long-term recovery efforts.

The Texas plan is funded through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant—Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program which requires grantees to develop a thoughtful recovery program informed by local residents. Learn more about CDBG-DR and the State’s role in long-term disaster recovery (en español).

“The Trump Administration is committed to helping Texans impacted by Harvey to rebuild their homes and their lives,” said Secretary Carson. “As the State now turns to the long-term recovery of its communities, Texans can be sure that HUD will be there to help in any way we can to make the state whole again.”

To address remaining needs in hard-hit areas of the state, the Texas recovery plan includes:

In April, HUD also allocated an additional $4.726 billion of CDBG-DR funding to Texas for unmet need and mitigation purposes. HUD will shortly issue requirements governing those funds, and Texas, along with other states, will be required to submit plans addressing the use of those funds. Read more about the additional disaster recovery/mitigation funding to Texas.

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