Texas General Land Office Celebrates Over 4,000 Homeowner Assistance Programs

On Tuesday, November 23 at noon, the Texas General Land Office (GLO) team will celebrate with a key collection in Port Lavaca

AUSTIN, Texas – On Tuesday, November 23 at 12:00 p.m., the Texas General Land Office (GLO) team celebrated the completion more than 4000 homes that were rebuilt thanks to the Homeowners Assistance Program. This is a milestone in a program that is expected to rebuild more than 6,000 homes using $ 1.34 billion in infrastructure funds, which is available through the Community Development Class Grants for Disaster Recovery. . There is an additional $ 500 million in community development block grants for mitigation and other funds available from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

GLO completed 4,119 accomodations

Disaster Relief Communications Director Britanny Eck was happy and thrilled to see the owners and families return to their location in Port Lavaca.

“It was a huge effort. We sustained damage in 49 counties in the state of Texas. So helping to rebuild houses, apartments, that sort of thing over such a large area has been quite a task. The Homeowners Assistance Program has been able to help over 4,000 families return home. In safe, beautiful and comfortable homes. So we are very excited to be at this point, we are so excited to be in Port Lavaca, where we have been several times. Both started this program and others to let people know that help is available and to now have the finished product, ”she said.

About 875 houses are currently under construction

“We are just thrilled to be a part of this community. It’s been a long road for all of us and it’s a lot of work to get those funds out of Washington DC and then turn them into help for those who need it. We have over 4,000 houses that we have completely rebuilt and we have about 800 more that are currently under construction. So we’re going to be there until all the money is used up, ”she said. “We’re just happy to do this for everyone. “

The General Land Office is also helping tenants in counties affected by Hurricane Harvey by administering $ 588 million to rehabilitate and rebuild 80 affordable multi-family developments, or 6,000 units, damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey in 48 eligible counties.

Certainly, this has been a long way for the General Land Office as it is a lot of work to get the funds to those who need them. Currently, more than 800 other houses are still under construction. Over the past three years, the GLO has made a huge effort and they are thrilled to be a part of the community of Port Lavaca. In addition, the General Homeowners Assistance Program has felt happy to help families return home, as their ultimate goal is to rebuild over 6,000 homes.

Gregory M. Roy