2015 Flood

On May 4 to June 23, 2015 (Memorial Day) and October 22 to 31, 2015 (Halloween), Harris County sustained significant damage from two major flooding events that resulted from severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding. As a result, both flooding events were Presidentially Declared as Disasters in Harris County. On June 17, 2016 in the Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 117, the State of Texas was allocated approximately $22 million in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) (Public Law 114-113) and on August 7, 2017 in the Federal Register, Vol. 82, No. 150 (Public Law 115-31) the State of Texas was allocated an additional approximately $11 million in CDBG-DR funding to be used in the recovery of the four most impacted counties (including Harris County) by Presidential Declared Disasters in May/June 2015 and October 2015. The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is the CDBG-DR administrator of the State’s allocation. The amount allocated to Harris County and affected jurisdictions (except the City of Houston who received a direct allocation of CDBG-DR from the Federal Register) by the GLO was $4,307,895. This amount was divided by the GLO as $1,378,527 or 32% for Housing and $2,929,368 or 68% for Non-Housing activities.

Housing Project Application (November 3, 2017)
Harris County encourages all interested parties to review the DRAFT Housing Project Application posted below and is seeking input on the application for CDBG-DR funds to be submitted to the GLO.

Draft Housing Project Application

Housing Project Application Public Notice for Public Comment

Non-Housing Project Application

Harris County encourages all interested parties to review the DRAFT Non-Housing Project Application posted below and is seeking input on the application for CDBG-DR funds to be submitted to the GLO.

  1. Draft Non-Housing Project Application
  2. Non-Housing Project Application Public Notice of Public Hearing
  3. Addendum – Non-Housing Project Application

Written and oral comments regarding the Draft Non-Housing Project Application will be taken at a public hearing scheduled for the following date, time and location:

One public hearing will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD) office location, 8410 Lantern Point, Houston, TX  77054.

The public hearing will be conducted in English; however, other languages and sign language interpreters can be available upon request. HCCSD will provide for reasonable accommodations for persons needing special accommodations if contacted 24 hours prior to the start of the function. Requests by persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and requesting a language interpreter should be received by HCCSD staff 48 hours prior to the start of the public hearing.

Additional written comments must be received at Harris County by 5:00pm on May 17, 2017. Comments should be addressed to Attn: Janeen Spates, HCCSD Planning Manager, 8410 Lantern Point Drive, Houston, TX 77054 or submitted to mailto:plancomments@csd.hctx.net.

Method of Distribution

2nd Amended Method of Distribution for 2015 CDBG-DR

2nd Amended Method of Distribution Public Notice for Public Comment

Harris County encourages all interested parties to review the 2nd Amended Method of Distribution for 2015 CDBG-Disaster Recovery funding posted above and is seeking input on the 2nd Amended Method of Distribution for $4,307,895 in 2015 CDBG-DR funds.

Written and oral comments regarding the 2nd Amended Method of Distribution will be taken via email at plancomments@csd.hctx.net, in person at the Harris County Community Services Department (8410 Lantern Point, Houston, TX 77054), or regular mail at the Harris County Community Services Department (8410 Lantern Point, Houston, TX 77054). Comments must be received by November 16, 2017, by 5:00pm.

For more information, please call the Planning Manager at (713) 578-2000 or email plancomments@csd.net for assistance.

*AMENDED Method of Distribution for 2015 CDBG-DR* (Amendment #1)​

Harris County encourages all interested parties to review the amended Method of Distribution for 2015 CDBG-Disaster Recovery funding posted above and is seeking input on the AMENDED Method of Distribution for $2,756,457 in 2015 CDBG-DR funds.

Written and oral comments regarding the AMENDED Method of Distribution will be taken via email atplancomments@csd.hctx.net, in person at the Harris County Community Services Department (8410 Lantern Point, Houston, TX 77054), or regular mail at the Harris County Community Services Department (8410 Lantern Point, Houston, TX 77054). Comments must be received by May 11, 2017, before 5:00pm.

For more information, please call the Planning Manager at (713) 578-2000 or emailplanncomments@csd.net for assistance.

Harris County encourages all interested parties to review the documents posted below and is seeking input on the method of distribution for $2,756,457 in CDBG-DR funds.

  1. Draft Method of Distribution Public Notice (English/Español)
  2. Draft Method of Distribution of Funds
  3. Public Hearing Presentation (English)
  4. Public Hearing Presentation (Español)

Written and oral comments regarding the Method of Distribution will be taken at public hearings scheduled for the following date, time and location:

Two public hearings will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 10:30am and 6:00pm at the Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD) office location, 8410 Lantern Point, Houston, TX 77054.

The public hearing will be conducted in English. However, other languages and sign language interpreters can be available upon request. HCCSD will provide for reasonable accommodations for persons needing special accommodations and for persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). Requests should be received by HCCSD staff 48 hours prior to the public hearing.

For more information, please call Janeen Spates (713) 578-2000 or email janeen.spates@csd.hctx.net for assistance.​​

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