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2018/2019 Disasters Affordable Rental Program (ARP)

The GLO is administering the Affordable Rental Program using CDBG-DR funds allocated to the state following severe flooding in 2018 and 2019, as well as Tropical Storm Imelda. This program provides for the rehabilitation, reconstruction, and new construction of affordable multifamily housing projects. The $39.61 million allocation managed by the GLO will reimburse eligible hard construction costs for the rehabilitation, reconstruction, and new construction of affordable multifamily housing developments.

Counties eligible for funding:
Cameron, Chambers, Harris, Hidalgo, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Liberty, Montgomery, Orange, San Jacinto, and Willacy

Pre-Proposal Virtual Workshops - UPDATE

The GLO will host pre-proposal virtual workshops at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday for the first three weeks of the application period for eligible applicants interested in applying. Please email arp@recovery.texas.gov to sign up for a virtual workshop.

The first 2018/2019 ARP kickoff workshop is scheduled for Tuesday May 11th.

Please email arp@recovery.texas.gov for zoom invitation to the Pre-Proposal Conference.

2018/2019 Affordable Rental Program information

The 60-day application submission period will begin on May 1, 2021. Applicants will be chosen via a competitive points-based system. The GLO anticipates announcing awards in late summer.

  • Details on the division of funding by allocation are available in the 2019 State Action Plan Summary and the 2018 State Action Plan Summary.
  • Developments must meet affordability requirements for 20 years after completion of new construction and 15 years after completion of repairs to ensure low income citizens and families of Texas have a safe, decent, and affordable place to live.
  • Public or privately owned multifamily structures and scattered sites with 8 units or more are eligible.
  • At a minimum, 51% of the units must target residents with income levels at 80% or less of the area median income.
  • The allocation maximum is $5,000,000 per award.
  • Application acceptance period: May 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021.
  • Project construction must be completed within 18 months of the effective date of the contract.

All applications must be emailed to arp@recovery.texas.gov by 5 p.m. on June 30, 2021.


Funding Breakdown by Disaster


2018 South Texas Floods:

 

HUD MID

$8,088,000

Hidalgo County

State MID

$2,022,000

Cameron and Jim Wells County

 

2019 Disasters:

HUD MID

$6,800,000

Hidalgo and Cameron County

State MID

$1,700,000

San Jacinto

 

Hurricane Imelda:

HUD MID

$16,800,000

Harris, Montgomery, Liberty, Chambers, Jefferson, Orange

State MID

$4,200,000

San Jacinto

GLO Resources

Additional 2018/2019 Disasters Program 

Homeowner Assistance and Reimbursement Programs (HARP)