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2018/2019 HARP

2018/2019 Homeowner Assistance and Reimbursement Programs (HARP) 

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HOW DO I APPLY FOR HARP?

The application for HARP is now closed in all eligible areas. Processing of submitted applications will continue in the order applications were received until available funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are expended.


WHAT IS HARP?

HARP helps homeowners affected by the 2018/2019 disasters repair and rebuild their homes. The housing program is administered by the GLO and provides homeowner assistance through:

  • Repairing and rehabilitating homes
  • Reconstruction
  • Improving a damaged home so that it is stronger against natural disasters
  • Elevating homes above flood level in conjunction with reconstruction assistance
  • Temporary relocation assistance
  • Reimbursement up to $50,000 for certain out-of-pocket expenses incurred for repairs including:
    • Reconstruction
    • Rehabilitation
    • Mitigation
    • Repayment of SBA loans

WHO CAN QUALIFY?

Homeowners affected by the 2018/2019 disasters who live in one of the following eligible counties are eligible for assistance:

Rio Grande Valley Region: Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, and Willacy 

Southeast Texas Region: Chambers, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery, Orange, San Jacinto


HARP Offices

In addition to a main office in each region, each county had at least one application drop off location or pop-up office. 

HARP Region 1 offices will be closed: 

September 5, 2022, Labor Day
November 23, 2022 (closes at noon) – November 25, 2022, Thanksgiving
December 22, 2022 (closes at noon) – January 2, 2023, Christmas and New Year

HARP Region 1South Texas and the Valley ($66,196,000): Cameron, Jim Wells, Hidalgo, Willacy

Main Regional Office
Phone Number: 512-992-0634


HARP Region 2 offices will be closed: 

September 5, 2022, Labor Day
November 24-25, 2022, Thanksgiving
December 26, 2022, Christmas
January 2, 2023, New Year’s Day

HARP Region 2 - Tropical Storm Imelda ($71,604,000): Chambers, Harris, Liberty, Jefferson, Montgomery, Orange, San Jacinto

Main Regional Office
Phone Number: 844-484-4277 (844-484-HARP)

 


I Applied. What’s Next?

  1. Program staff will follow up with the applicant within 7 days of receiving the application to request additional information, if needed.
  2. Applicants will have 14 days to respond to requests for additional information.
  3. Applicants will be notified of preliminary eligibility following complete application review.
  4. An environmental review and damage assessment will be scheduled and conducted for the applicant’s home.
  5. Once approved, a program staff member will let the applicant know the assistance that they qualify to receive, which may include the reimbursable amount, scope of work, and construction time frame as applicable.
  6. When program agreements are signed, reimbursement will be approved and construction may begin as applicable and in accordance with the agreed upon schedule. For homeowners receiving construction assistance, it will likely be required that the homeowner vacate, and reimbursement funds won’t be received until construction is complete.

Want to know your application status? CLICK HERE

 

How can I appeal a denial decision?

To appeal your denial letter, you must first appeal with your regional applicant coordinator. If you receive a second denial, you may appeal directly to the GLO for a final decision. To learn more about the appeals process, please review the following document:

 

HAVE A QUESTION?

Contact the Texas General Land Office via email at cdr@recovery.texas.govplease include your full name, address, and county.

or call

Recovery Hotline
1.844.893.8937 (Toll Free)
512.475.5000

Phone Hours:

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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GLO'S HOUSING COMMITMENT

The GLO is committed to assisting Texans in the recovery process through this program and has the following services available:

  • Language assistance available by request: 512-463-5139. To request translation assistance with documents, events or other information, please leave a detailed message with your name, phone number and questions, and an interpreter will return your call with additional information. 
  • TTD line for the hearing impaired: 512-463-5330
  • Texas RELAY for speech or hearing impaired: 7-1-1
  • Complaint and Appeals process