Cmr. George P. Bush announces GLO amendment reallocating $13 million to housing in Harris County

State action plan amendment to be posted for 14-day public comment period on

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PRESS RELEASE — Jul 26, 2019

AUSTIN — Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the fifth amendment to the state action plan for the 2016 flood events is posted for public comment. This amendment modifies Harris County’s method of distribution regarding the line item for the city of Houston by reallocating $13,159,931 in infrastructure funding to be used for housing. This modification makes the city of Houston’s total housing allocation $23,486,968. Texas’ total allocation for 2016 flooding events is $239 million.

This fifth amendment will be posted for public review and comment on the Texas General Land Office’s (GLO) website for 14 days. All comments should be submitted to by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2019, to be considered. The GLO will respond to all public comments received before the amendment is sent to HUD for final approval.

About GLO Community Development and Revitalization (CDR)

In addition to short-term housing in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Community Development and Revitalization division of the Texas General Land Office administers Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) allocations on behalf of the state of Texas. More than $9 billion in CDBG-DR funds have been made available for recovery following Hurricanes Rita, Dolly, and Ike, the 2011 wildfires, the 2015 and 2016 floods and Hurricane Harvey. These grants can be used for a wide variety of activities including housing, infrastructure repair and long-term planning. An additional $4 billion in mitigation funds is expected following the release of official guidance from HUD. For more information, please visit

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