State issues

Fewer than 500 Texas homes repaired in three years since Hurricane Ike

Official figures from the State of Texas show that fewer than 500 homes have been repaired or rebuilt under the State of Texas Hurricane Ike/Dolly disaster recovery program as of this week, the 3rd anniversary of Hurricane Ike. A minimum of $1.7 billion in available federal funds provided to the state are aside for housing repair and rebuilding.

The State of Texas is carrying out the home repair program through eighteen sub-receipents of the federal funding. The homes are a mixture of mobile homes and conventionally constructed houses.

Sub-receipent # Houses Complete
City of Houston                                    5
East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG)          0
Harris County                                     51
South East Texas Regional Planning Commission    109
Montgomery County                                 18
Liberty County                                     8
Brazos Valley Affordable Housing Corporation       0
City of Galveston                                 57
Fort Bend County                                   0
Chambers County                                   11
Cameron County                                    15
Deep East Texas Council of Governments            25
City of Brownsville                                0
Galveston County                                 130
City of Mission                                    6
Houston-Galveston Area Council of Governments     35
Willacy County                                     8
Hidalgo County                                    19
TOTAL                                            497

I started my commitment to housing justice for people and communities with low incomes in 1975 in Austin's Clarksville community. These years of working side-by-side with dedicated community leaders to find solutions to housing and community development challenges have taught me some things and I’m learning new things every day.

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