Harvey

On August 23 to September 15, 2017, Harris County sustained significant damage from the major flooding that resulted from torrential rainfall associated with the landfall and slow movement of Hurricane Harvey. As a result, a Presidential Disaster Declaration was declared on August 25, 2017, (FEMA DR-4332) that included Harris County.

Harris County Supplemental Action Plan

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated $5.024 billion in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to the state of Texas in response to Hurricane Harvey, DR-4332, through the publication of the Federal Register, Vol. 83, No. 28, Friday, February 9, 2018. This allocation was made available through the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 and Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2017 that allocated $7.4 billion in CDBG-DR funds in response to major disasters declared in 2017. In their Action Plan submitted to U.S. HUD on May 8, 2018, the State of Texas, under their program administer the Texas General Land Office (GLO), made a direct allocation of $1,115,386,830 in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding (Round 1) to Harris County. A Draft Supplemental Action Plan has been developed by Harris County to program these funds.

Harris County encourages all interested parties to review the DRAFT Supplemental Action Plan posted below and is seeking public comment on the Supplemental Action Plan for 2017 CDBG-DR funds (Round 1) to be submitted to the GLO.

Draft Supplemental Action Plan

Public Notice: Solicitation of Public Comment for the DRAFT Supplemental Action Plan

Written and oral comments regarding the Draft Supplemental Action Plan (along with the Residential Buyout Program Guidelines discussed below) will be taken at a public hearing scheduled for the following date, time and location:

A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Harris County Commissioner Court, 1001 Preston, Houston, TX  77001 in the Commissioners Court room on the 9th floor.

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 48 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 3 business days prior to the start of the public hearing. Contact HCCSD at 832-927-4700 or email to plancomments@csd.hctx.net

Additional written comments must be received at Harris County by 5:00pm on July 10, 2018. Comments should be addressed to Attn: HCCSD; Planning & Development Section, 8410 Lantern Point Drive, Houston, TX 77054 or submitted by email to plancomments@csd.hctx.net.

Residential Buyout Program Guidelines

As a part of the Residential Buyout Program funded in 2015 and 2016 and Hurricane Harvey 1st Allocation and Round 1 CDBG-DR grants, the GLO requires the submission of program guidelines that will direct to program’s administration and operations. These guidelines provide written direction on such items as the application and buyout process, property requirements, owner requirements, amount of assistance, and award determination. A copy of the Harris County Residential Buyout Program Guidelines can be found below.

DRAFT Residential Buyout Program Guidelines

Public Notice: Solicitation of Public Comment for the DRAFT Residential Buyout Program Guidelines

Written and oral comments regarding the Draft Residential Buyout Program Guideline (along with the Supplemental Action Plan discussed above) will be taken at a public hearing scheduled for the following date, time and location:

A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Harris County Commissioner Court, 1001 Preston, Houston, TX  77001 in the Commissioners Court room on the 9th floor.

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 48 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 3 business days prior to the start of the public hearing. Contact HCCSD at 832-927-4700 or email to plancomments@csd.hctx.net

Additional written comments must be received at Harris County by 5:00pm on July 10, 2018. Comments should be addressed to Attn: HCCSD; Planning & Development Section, 8410 Lantern Point Drive, Houston, TX 77054 or submitted by email to plancomments@csd.hctx.net.

Residential Buyout Project Application

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated $57.8 million in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to the state of Texas, to be administered by the Texas General Land Office (GLO) in response to Hurricane Harvey, FEMA-DR-4332, through the publication of the Federal Register, Vol. 82, No. 247, Wednesday, December 27, 2017. This first allocation is the remaining amount from $400 million appropriated under Public Law 115-31 that allocated CDBG-DR funds to Texas for the 2015 and 2016 flood events.

Harris County encourages all interested parties to review the DRAFT Residential Buyout Project Application posted below and is seeking public comment on the application for 2017 CDBG-DR funds to be submitted to the GLO.

Draft Residential Buyout Project Application

Harris County SF-424 Resident Buyout Project

Public Notice: Solicitation of Public Comment for the Draft Residential Buyout Project Application

Written and oral comments regarding the Draft Residential Buyout 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 17, 2018 at 5:30 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 23, 2018. Comments should be addressed to Attn: Jared Briggs, HCCSD Development Manager, 8410 Lantern Point Drive, Houston, TX 77054 or submitted by email to plancomments@csd.hctx.net.

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