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Hurricane Harvey - Homeowner Assistance Program


Regional offices

Regional office locations are listed on the individuals HAP program page.

View Individuals HAP program page

VIEW CURRENT HAP APPLICATION TOTALS

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What is HAP?

HAP helps homeowners affected by Hurricane Harvey repair and rebuild their homes. The housing program is administered by the GLO and provides homeowner assistance through:

  • Repairing and rehabilitating homes
  • Reconstruction
  • Improving a damaged home so that it is stronger against natural disasters
  • Elevating homes above flood level
  • Temporary relocation assistance

Have A Question?

Contact the Texas General Land Office via email at cdr@recovery.texas.gov - please include your full name, address, and county.

or call

Recovery Hotline:
1.844.893.8937 (Toll Free)
512.475.5000

Phone Hours:

  • Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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  

Who can qualify?

Homeowners affected by Hurricane Harvey who live in one of the eligible counties listed below. Please note the City of Houston and Harris County are administering their own recovery programs.

An application must be submitted along with required documents for consideration. The program is first-come, first serve and only available for a main home (primary residence).

Homeowner Assistance Program (HAP) Regions by County:


The Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program allows the GLO to work with local leadership on long-term housing that not only helps to rebuild a community, but lessen the cost and impact of future disasters.

As recommended by HUD, the GLO will utilize a state-run model for the Homeowner Assistance Program (with the exception of the City of Houston and Harris County, both of which will develop and implement their own programs).

All activities under this program will be conducted according to the GLO’s Housing Guidelines which outline the limitations for repairs, environmental regulations, and other rules that the GLO must follow in administering this program.

Potential applicants can begin collecting documents using the following checklist:

Homeowner Assistance Program Checklist

Homeowner Assistance Program Checklist - Spanish

Rehabilitation or Reconstruction

Eligible activities include: rehabilitation, reconstruction, and associated elevation and demolition activities. The primary focus of this program is to provide relief for homeowners impacted with consideration given to affirmatively further fair housing, as called for within the Fair Housing Act.

Rehabilitation: Repair or restoring of storm-damaged housing units in the impacted areas to applicable codes and standards. Rehabilitation will be provided to homes that have up to $65,000 in estimated repairs from the event. All other homes will be reconstructed. Homeowners must agree to reside in the rehabilitated home for three years in addition to other program requirements.

Reconstruction: Demolition and rebuilding of a stick-built or modular housing unit on the same lot in the same footprint. Reconstruction will be provided to homes that more than $65,000 in estimated damage from the event. The number of units on the lot may not increase, and the total square footage of the original, principal residence structure to be reconstructed may not be substantially exceeded; however, the number of rooms in a unit may be increased or decreased based on the applicant’s current household size. You must agree to reside in the reconstructed home for three years in additional to other program requirements

Elevation: elevating of residential structures located in an area defined as a floodplain. The home must be elevated with the lowest floor, including the basement, at least 2 feet above the base floodplain elevation or as modified by local code.

Demolition: The clearance and proper disposal of dilapidated buildings and blight to allow for rehab or reconstruction.

Manufactured Housing Unit (MHU): A structure, most commonly known as mobile homes. A type of prefabricated housing that is put together in factories and then delivered to sites for use.

Modular Housing: A home built in factories and assembled on a permanent foundation.

Public Outreach Materials

Public Service Announcements

GLO Resources

HUD Resources

To determine the low to moderate income values for your particular community by family size, please visit the HUD website for FY 2018 IL Documentation directly at: 
https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/il/il2018/select_Geography.odn


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