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Homeowner Reimbursement Program

Application Processing Begins February 28, 2019

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, so apply quickly!

Online application is now live, visit http://recovery.texas.gov/individuals/programs/homeowner-reimbursement/index.html for individual assistance.

 

Homeowner Reimbursment Program 

The GLO will administer the Homeowner Reimbursement Program to eligible homeowners impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

This program will provide $100 million in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to reimbursement homeowners for up to $50,000 in out-of-pocket expenses incurred for repairs to their Hurricane Harvey damaged home. To be eligible for this program, the home must have been the owner’s primary residence.


As part of the application process, homeowners will be asked to:

  • Submit receipts for all repairs made on the home detailing what work was performed;
  • Submit financial documentation regarding the source of payment for repairs;
  • Certify any, and all disaster assistance received following Hurricane Harvey; and
  • Submit documentation indicating that damages were caused by Hurricane Harvey.

All repairs must be completed prior to the submission of an application by the homeowner, and each home will be required to undergo an environmental review prior to the disbursement of any funds.

This program is available to homeowners within the following 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.

Potential applicants should review and begin to collect the following documents:


Individual assistance information can be found here:

http://recovery.texas.gov/individuals/programs/homeowner-reimbursement/index.html

View current Homeowner Reimbursement Program application totals


For program questions, please email cdr@recovery.texas.gov or call 1-844-893-8937 or 512-475-5000.