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Homeowner Reimbursement

Homeowner Reimbursement Program Application Totals

The application for this program closed December 31, 2019. To check the status of your submitted application, please CLICK HERE


WHAT IS THE HOMEOWNER REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM?

The Homeowner Reimbursement Program can help homeowners recover up to $50,000 in out-of-pocket expenses for home repairs due to Hurricane Harvey.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

To be eligible for this program, the home must be the owner’s primary residence and eligible repairs must have been completed prior to the application launch date of Feb. 28, 2019. Applications are anticipated to outnumber available funds.

This program is available to homeowners within the following 48 counties: Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazoria, Burleson, Caldwell, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, Comal, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Madison, Matagorda, Milam, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Washington, Wharton.

The City of Houston and Harris County will have a similar program for homeowners.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR AWARDEES?

All applicants receiving assistance through the reimbursement program must sign an Unsecured Forgivable Promissory Note (Form 1309). The Promissory Note will expire 1 year after the execution of the agreement and includes the following:

  • Maintain primary residence for one year from the date the Promissory Note was executed. 
  • Maintain ownership for one year from the date of the Promissory Note was executed. 
  • Remain current on property taxes or continue to make payments on your approved plan, unless on an approved deferment. 
  • Maintain hazard insurance on the damaged property at the level of the property’s full replacement cost value for one year from the Promissory Note execution date. 
  • Maintain windstorm insurance on the damaged property at the level of the property’s full replacement cost value for one year from the Promissory Note execution date.
  • Commit to return any additional benefits received by third parties that are related to your reimbursement. (Insurance benefits, FEMA benefits, SBA loans, etc.)
  • If the property is located in a 100-year floodplain, maintain flood insurance at the level of the property’s full replacement cost as long as you own the property and notify subsequent owners, in writing, that they are also required to obtain and maintain flood insurance in perpetuity. 
    • The Program will use the current Effective Flood Insurance Rate Map (EFIRM) or the Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (PFIRM), to determine if you are required to carry and maintain flood insurance on the property. 

REGIONAL OFFICE LOCATIONS - Please note walk-in traffic has been suspended for regional offices - please call to schedule an appointment.

  • Conroe Homeowner Reimbursement Program Regional Office
    • Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Appointment only - please call to schedule)
    • 200 River Pointe Drive, Suite 107, Conroe, TX 77304
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  • Fort Bend Homeowner Reimbursement Program Regional Office
    • Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Appointment only - please call to schedule)
    • 1 Sugar Creek Center Boulevard, Suite 200, Sugar Land, TX 77478
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  • South East Texas Homeowner Reimbursement Program Regional Office 
    • Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Appointment only - please call to schedule)
    • 505 Orleans Street, Suite 100, Beaumont, TX 77701
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Additional satellite offices and application drop off locations are closed as of 12/31/2019

Resource information 

All activities under this program will be conducted according to the GLO’s Housing Guidelines which outline the limitations for repairs, environmental regulations, and other rules that the GLO must follow in administering this program.

Potential applicants should review the following documents:

HAVE A QUESTION?

Contact the Texas General Land Office via email at cdr@recovery.texas.gov - please 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.

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