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2016 Floods - Harris County

First from April 17 to 30, and then from May 22 to June 24, 2016, Harris County sustained significant damage from two major flooding events. Many homes and businesses were flooded, resulting in millions of dollars in property damage and other losses. The flooding also illustrated the need for upgraded public infrastructure — including storm drainage, roadside ditches, detention basins, and roads — to reduce future flooding and hasten recovery time. As a result of both flooding events, Harris County received two Presidential disaster declarations. As part of these declarations, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated funds to the state of Texas through the GLO for long-term recovery in the form of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds.

Harris County Method of Distribution

As a HUD-designated “most impacted county,” Harris County has been allocated $66,199,732 in CDBG-DR funds for long-term recovery.

Any funding not applied for or used by the entity allocated funding will be returned to the county to be used in their allocation. Before seeking new proposals, the county will try to the best extent possible to reallocate funding to existing projects for alternatives, to expand services/units, or to fund proposals received under the county’s competitive RFP who are eligible but not funded due to limited funding. If the county cannot expend the funding, the funding will be returned to the state for reallocation.

Information regarding the Harris County Method of Distribution can also be found on their website: https://csd.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/DisasterRecovery.aspx


Questions regarding the development of the Harris County Method of Distribution or any of the tools for its development should be directed to Harris County.

Harris County Contact information:

Harris County
Office of Housing and Community Development
8410 Lantern Point Drive
Houston, Texas 77054
Phone: (713)578-2000
Email: plancomments@csd.hctx.net


Resource

2016 Floods and Storms Action Plans