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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 may be asked to provide the following:

  • Proof of identity
  • Primary residency
  • Proof of Hurricane Harvey damage
  • Income documentation

All repairs must be completed by February 28, 2019 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 

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

View current Homeowner Reimbursement Program application totals 


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 

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