Hurricane Harvey - Affordable Rental Program

The GLO is administering the Affordable Rental Program using CDBG-DR funds allocated to the state following Hurricane Harvey. This program provides for the rehabilitation, reconstruction and new construction of affordable multifamily housing projects in areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

The GLO has prioritized the following to maximize recovery:

  • Priority 1: Rehabilitation of existing multifamily rental housing developments damaged by Hurricane Harvey
  • Priority 2: Reconstruction of multifamily rental housing units that were destroyed by Hurricane Harvey (reconstruction is defined as complete demolition and rebuilding of a multifamily development)
  • Priority 3: New construction of multifamily rental housing units to replace units that were destroyed by Hurricane Harvey at another location

The GLO released the Request for Applications on July 23 for a 90-day period.

The Affordable Rental Program included:

  • Maximum award: $25 million per development
  • Minimum award: $250,000 per development
  • Eligible applicants: applicants acting individually or as participants in a limited partnership (LP) or limited liability corporation (LLC).

Program Eligibility Criteria

  • Development must meet CDBG-DR eligibility requirements;
  • Development must be located in a CDBG-DR eligible county;
  • A minimum of 51 percent of the units must be restricted for twenty (20) or more years of an affordability period for low- to moderate-income (LMI) individuals earning 80 percent or less of the Area Median Family Income (AMFI) at affordable rents;
  • The affordable rents must comply with HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Rents and other existing Land Use Restriction Agreement (LURA) restrictions, if applicable;
  • Multifamily rental development is eight or more rental units under common ownership; and
  • Project construction must be completed within 18 months of the effective date of the contract.

**Developments located within the city limits of Houston and/or within Harris County are eligible under similar programs to be administered by those entities in the future.

Note: The application period has now closed.

Please submit all questions via email to, Subject Line: Affordable Rental Program RFA.

Kickoff Meeting Resources

On June 12 - 13, 2019 the GLO Multifamily conducted kickoff meetings for the successful applicants from the $10 million and $250 million rounds of funding under the Affordable Rental Program for Hurricane Harvey.

Documents and resources for applicants can be found on the Resource page here: local-government/resources/multifamily-housing/index


Additional GLO Resources

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Additional Awards

In addition to the Affordable Rental Program, the GLO allocated $10,866,400 for rehabilitation and reconstruction of multi-family housing projects in Aransas, Nueces and Refugio Counties. These funds were a result of the first allocation of $57.8 million. Through a Request for Proposals, the GLO has awarded these funds to five developers. These funds will bring 210 LMI units back to the region.

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Resource

TDHCA Affordable Rental Apartment Search