Houston's District G Get Additional Flood Assistance Grants

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 9/29/2015, 11:47 a.m.
Attention Homeowners! If your home flooded in May/June, there is a second grant opportunity available: There will be a second ...
Houston City Councilman Oliver Pennington

To the Residents of District G:

Attention Homeowners! If your home flooded in May/June, there is a second grant opportunity available:

There will be a second grant application opportunity for federal flood assistance through the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM). This particular grant is limited only to Counties with Disaster Declarations from the May/June event of which Harris County has been declared. The City's application will compete statewide for a limited amount of dollars (estimated at $30 million). The primary focus of the grant will be to seek assistance for Home Elevation Grants and/or Demolition.

For more information, visit www.HoustonRecovers.org

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Informational Meeting:

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center

5601 S. Braeswood Blvd,. Houston, TX 77096

The City of Houston, in partnership with Texas Department of Emergency Management, is applying for FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) grant to assist qualified homeowners with the cost of mitigating flood prone properties.

Homeowners may choose to request funding for home elevation or demolition-reconstruction

HMGP is a state wide competitive program and funding is not guaranteed.

HMGP is a separate grant opportunity from the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program which was recently submitted to FEMA.

At this meeting, an update on the status of the FEMA grant application will be provided

Please note that interested homeowners must submit all required documents before 5p.m. November 6, 2015 to be considered for inclusion in the HMGP grant application.

For more information, please visit www.houstonrecovers.org

Questions?

City of Houston Floodplain Management Office

Houston Permitting Center - 1002 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77002

832-394-8854 or fmo@houstontx.gov

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Sincerely,

Oliver Pennington

Houston City Council Member, District G

(832) 393-3007 (phone)

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