Cmr. George P. Bush announces launch of Homeowner Reimbursement Program

First of its kind program reimburses homeowners up to $50,000 for repairs Now accepting applications online, in-person, and via mail

Contact: Brittany Eck Director of Communications, Community
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PRESS RELEASE — Feb 28, 2019

AUSTIN — Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the application for the Homeowner Reimbursement Program (HRP) is now available in all eligible Hurricane Harvey affected counties. The Texas General Land Office (GLO) allocated $100 million in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to reimburse homeowners for up to $50,000 for eligible repairs for damage from Hurricane Harvey.

"Texans are incredibly resilient but recovering from the damaged caused by Hurricane Harvey created a lot of out-of-pocket expenses for thousands of Texas families, including those with insurance," said Commissioner Bush. "With $100 million allocated to it, this first-of-its-kind program is designed to help Texans who were financially devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Now our focus turns to spreading the word that help is here for those who are still struggling to rebuild their lives."

To be eligible for this program:

In accordance with HUD requirements, homeowners are not eligible if:

Potential applicants should review the Homeowner Reimbursement Program Checklist to have all applicable documents ready prior to applying. Interested homeowners should visit to apply online or download a printable version of the application.  

Public Service Announcements for websites, TV & radio (in English & Spanish) available at (scroll down)

The GLO's Homeowner Reimbursement Program team will also assist households that cannot submit electronic applications. In-person assistance is available at regional Homeowner Reimbursement Program offices across the affected area. Visit to find a regional office near you. For assistance, email or call 1-844-893-8937.

Households that meet the low- to moderate-income (LMI) threshold will receive prioritized application processing for the first 30 days, but all homeowners are encouraged to apply immediately. Non-LMI households will be considered for eligibility in order of application submission.

The GLO anticipates receiving more applications than funds available, so do not delay!

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