House Representative

White, James

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/06/2017

GLO to Assist Texans With Post-Harvey Housing

(Austin, TX) – The General Land Office (GLO) in coordination with FEMA will assist in programing to help rebuild housing in impacted areas. To receive assistance impacted homeowners or renters should apply directly to FEMA at www.disasterassistance.gov. FEMA is charged with eligibility determinations and the GLO will assist when citizens are approved for any of the programs.

Programs that residents can qualify are:
• Multi-Family Lease and Repair;
• Direct Leasing;
• Partial Repair and Essential Power for Shelter (PREPS);
• Direct Assistance for Limited Home Repair; and,
• Manufactures Housing Options.

Attached to this release are handouts from the GLO that provide additional information on these programs and a list of frequently asked questions. The handouts are also available online at http://texasrebuilds.com/governments/downloads/faq-harvey-housing.pdf. For more information please visit www.texasrebuilds.com.

“Many Southeast Texans are still looking to either rebuild or purchase a new permanent residence post-Harvey. I encourage residents to look at programs that may be available to them from FEMA and the GLO. There is a long path to recovery and the restoration of normalcy and we must do anything in our power to provide assistance and expedite the process,” said Rep. White.

Please do not hesitate to contact either Saul Mendoza, Chief of Staff, or Shawn Dunn, District Director, with questions regarding these projects at 512-463-0490 or 409-283-3700.