Hurricane Harvey - Harris County

Harris County - Direct Allocation

Harris County will receive a direct allocation of $1.234 billion from the state’s allocation of $5.676 billion at the direction of HUD. Harris County has elected to develop its own local recovery programs with the exception of the state’s economic revitalization program.

Harris County developed a local action plan for submission to the GLO for review. Following the review, the GLO incorporated the local action plan, along with the City of Houston's local action plan into an amendment 1 to the state action plan. Amendment 1 to the state action plan received HUD approval on December 11, 2018.

HUD approved Amendment 2 to the $5.024 billion state action plan for Hurricane Harvey on February 25, 2019. The amendment detailed how the GLO will use the $652 million to supplement current Hurricane Harvey programs being implemented by the GLO, as well as additional programs in Harris County and the city of Houston.

On June 13, 2019, HUD approved amendment 3 to the state action plan, detailing additional funding allocations for Harris County, city of Houston and state-run programs. 


For additional information about this allocation, visit:

Draft Supplemental Action Plan

Hurricane Harvey State Action Plans and Amendments


Harris County contact information:



Phone Number: 832-927-4961

Harris County Buyout Program

In addition to the direct allocation, Harris County received an allocation of $43.4 million for the Harris County Buyout Program through the initial HUD allocation of $57.8 million in CDBG-DR funds for Hurricane Harvey. This program will be administered by the Harris County Flood Control District.

For questions about this program, including eligibility criteria, grant application status, the buyout process, and relocation assistance, call the Home Buyout Hotline at 713-684-4020 or 713-684-4035, or visit:

Harris County Buyout Program

Harris County Homeowner Assistance Program

The Harris County Homeowner Assistance Program (HCHAP) will rehabilitate and reconstruct owner-occupied single-family homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Harris County will develop local housing programs, and will be responsible for the implementation of each program.

To learn more, visit:

Harris County Programs Resource

To learn more about programs in Harris County, please visit: