Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush recently announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) has completely rebuilt more than 5,600 homes for Texas families through the Homeowner Assistance Program (HAP). This achievement marks an important milestone in a program that is anticipated to rebuild about 8,000 homes using $2 billion in available Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Another 1,300 additional applicants have been approved for construction and nearly 500 homes are currently under construction by the GLO.
“The GLO’s disaster recovery team continues to work every day to help Texas families rebuild their homes and their lives from repetitive flooding and destructive storms,” said Bush. “The GLO is proud to be setting a record pace in the largest home rebuilding mission this state has ever seen – having reached more than 90% completion in getting Texans approved for a program that will help more than 8,000 Texas families get complete home rebuilding assistance.”