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Flood Risk Reduction Programs for Eligible Homeowners

Federal grants can be used to fund the buyout, elevation or reconstruction of eligible residential properties. The City applies directly to the State for funding on the community’s behalf.

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Neighborhood Restoration Centers Open Across Houston

The City of Houston is working with area non-profit agencies to connect Harvey survivors with recovery resources.  As part of this effort, the City has opened  Neighborhood Restoration Centers across the area to assist affected residents.

 

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I Need Help

Were you affected? Are you looking for assistance and information about services available to you.  We have it here.

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I Want to Help

Are you part of a community organization or an individual who wants to help? Find out how you can be part of helping Houston recover.

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I Want to Donate

Following Harvey, there are a multitude of needs throughout the area.  The best way to help is to donate money and new goods to residents that have been affected

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Harvey by the Numbers

As Harvey ravaged the Houston area, City departments responded to help meet the needs of residents. As Houston recovers, the City is working to help get Houston back to business. Chart the response and recovery through interactive maps at houstonrecovers.org/numbers/

"Our city has experienced historic devastation with Hurricane Harvey, but it has also shown us the best in humanity. Throughout Houston's history, we have faced challenges, and built a city that is even better, and more resilient. This time is no different. Working together, neighbor helping neighbor, Houston will emerge better than it was before."

Mayor Sylvester Turner

Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston

Looking for information on previous disasters, such as the grant opportunities from FEMA for flood mitigation?  Visit  houstonrecovers.org/mitigation

City Updates

Chapter 19 Floodplain Ordinance - The City of Houston is considering revisions to Chapter 19 to ensure new dwellings are built high enough to save …
Solid Waste Management Department Reminds Residents to Place Debris on Curbs - The holiday season is here and we at the Solid Waste Management Department are working hard to help make this …
City Council Authorizes Home Repair Program For Harvey Survivors - While the effects of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation continue to reverberate throughout the city, significant help is on the way for …
Last Day to Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance is Thursday, November 30th - Houston residents who suffered damage in Harvey and have not applied for FEMA or SBA assistance must do so by Thursday. …
City of Houston Opens Neighborhood Restoration Centers in Affected Neighborhoods - The City of Houston, along with local non-profit organization partners, opens eight additional Neighborhood Restoration Centers in some of the neighborhoods …
MAYOR AND COUNTY JUDGE ANNOUNCE $28.9 MILLION MORE IN AID AND SERVICES FOR FLOOD VICTIMS - HOUSTON - Mixing a sense of urgency with the need to be accountable and transparent to the public, the Hurricane Harvey …
Mayor Turner Announces Partnership with Workforce Solutions to put Houstonians to Work on Infrastructure Repairs - HOUSTON- Mayor Sylvester Turner and Mike Temple, executive director of Workforce Solutions-Gulf Coast, announced a major hiring initiative today that …
Curbside Recycling Service to Resume -   Houston, Texas, October 25, 2017: After a 2-and-a-half-month suspension due to Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, the City of Houston’s Solid Waste …
City of Houston Recovery Update 10/13/2017 - First Round of Debris Cleanup Completed The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department has completed the first round of …
Storm Debris Collection - Remove Vehicles for Storm Debris Collection The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department is asking residents to remove all …

Partner Updates

Federal Recovery Locations Close Temporarily Due to Winter Weather -   AUSTIN, Texas – Due to severe winter weather all State/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers, as well as U.S. Small Business …
Hotel Stays for Harvey Survivors Extended to Mar. 12, 2018 - AUSTIN, Texas – Eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay temporarily in …
Free Repair Advice Available in Harris County Jan. 8-13 - AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding, FEMA and home-improvement …
HUD and the State of Texas launch public awareness campaign to help struggling homeowners impacted by Hurricane Harvey - FHA programs intended to suspend foreclosures and give Texans time to recover WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and …
Hotel Stays for Harvey Survivors Extended to January 16th, 2018 - AUSTIN, Texas – Eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay temporarily in …
Registration Deadline for Disaster Assistance Now November 30 - AUSTIN, Texas – Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey now have until November 30, 2017, to register for federal assistance. The deadline …
Applicants May Appeal an Initial FEMA Determination Letter - Hurricane Harvey survivors who registered with FEMA for disaster assistance have the right to appeal the agency’s decision in the …
Hotel Stays Extended to Nov. 27 for Eligible Harvey Survivors - Eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay temporarily in hotels while they …
FEMA hosts Hurricane Recovery Job Fair Saturday, October 21st - AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a job fair Oct. 21 to recruit Texans for …
Free Repair and Rebuilding Advice Available in Harris, Jefferson, Matagorda, Nueces and Refugio Counties - AUSTIN, Texas – Texas residents who experienced damage caused by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding can get free advice on …