Harris County Commissioners Approve First $909 Million in Harvey Recovery Money

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For Immediate Release
1/29/2019

Agreement with General Land Office offers Relief to Harvey Flooded Homes and Flood Prevention

The first $909,609,114.00 million of Harvey Recovery money is now ready to arrive to Harris County thanks to a vote by Commissioners Court today to accept an agreement between Harris County and the State of Texas General Land Office.

The majority of these funds will go toward housing related projects, starting with home repair, reconstruction, buyout and reimbursement on repairs made at homeowner expense.  The issue of affordable housing will also be addressed with this funding, through the repair and new construction of rental property, and newly constructed homes.

Harris County’s disaster recovery program, called Project Recovery, is being administered by the Harris County Community Services Department.  Executive Director Daphne Lemelle says this release of funding means that the department can shift from program planning to action steps.

“Now is the time for homeowners to apply for assistance.  We have people standing by ready to walk you through the process and help you identify the information we will need from you in the application process,” said Daphne Lemelle.

Harris County Project Recovery serves residents living inside Harris County but outside the City of Houston.

Applications are currently being accepted at the Harris County Project Recovery Website at www.harrisrecovery.org.  For questions call 832-927-4961 or email: RebuildHarris@csd.hctx.net

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