The Rebuild Texas Fund (RTF) awarded more than $2.4 million in the region in May to provide affordable and accessible transportation for disabled clients for Coastal Bend Center for Independent Living (CBCIL); to purchase and place 12 manufactured homes lost during Hurricane Harvey, through the Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group; to undertake demolition and repairs of homes in Aransas, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio counties, through Hands of Hope; and to support critical home repairs by Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation.
The RTF provided:
• A grant of $24,000 to the CBCIL to support the transportation needs of displaced individuals with disabilities accessing CBCIL’s housing services. This grant will ensure that clients are able to complete the necessary procedures required to register for Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA1) and related services currently supported by the RTF’s May 2018 grant.
• A grant of $630,200 to the Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group to purchase, deliver and install 12 Manufactured Housing Units to replace those destroyed by the storm. These homes will be placed in Aransas, Refugio, and San Patricio counties, three of the counties most devastated by the storm.
• A grant of $718,100 to the Hands of Hope to demolish 30 homes, repair 25 homes, and support volunteers in Aransas, Refugio, and San Patricio counties.
• A grant of $1,100,000 to the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation to continue the Housing and Economic Assistance to Rebuild Texas (HEART) Program. Through this Program, the Partners will award and administer grants of up to $100,000 to non-profits providing critical home repairs and other housing assistance for families displaced or otherwise affected by Harvey. The Program is expected to support 15-20 nonprofit organizations serving each of the five regions affected by the storm.