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2016 Flood Disaster Events

 

On April 17 to 30, 2016 and May 22, 2016 to June 24, 2016, Harris County sustained significant damage from two major flooding events that resulted from severe storms and flooding. As a result, both flooding events were Presidentially Declared as Disasters in Harris County. On September 29, 2016, under Section 145 of the Continuing Appropriations Act 2017 and December 10, 2016 under the Furthering Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act 2017, the State of Texas was allocated by the US Congress approximately $222,264,000 million in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) (Public Law 114-223 and 114-254) funding to be used in the recovery. The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is the CDBG-DR administrator of the State’s allocation. The amount allocated to Harris County and affected jurisdictions by the GLO was $61,591,147.

Harris County has sought the assistance of local jurisdictions to solicit public input on damage and unmet needs from the 2016 Presidentially declared disasters. The following lists community events where local residents can provide comments and recommendations regarding disaster recovery projects.

Harris County CSD has been informed by the Texas General Land Office (GLO) that Congress has appropriated additional 2016 CDBG-DR funding to Texas and thus Harris County. The GLO will contact the county after the Federal Register is published in the coming weeks to inform of the amount of additional 2016 CDBG-DR funding that will be allocated to Harris County. This has created unexpected delays in our citizen participation activities. The public hearings that were scheduled for late July and early August will be rescheduled once the GLO has contacted Harris County with the new amounts.

Community Meeting/Hearings dates and times are as follows:

·        May 23, 2017, 6pm at Leonardo Castillo Community Center-2101 South Street, Houston, TX 77009 hosted by the City of Houston – Notice of Community Meeting

·       May 24, 2017, 10am at Pasadena Public Library (Meeting Room)-1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Dr. Pasadena, TX 77506 hosted by the City of Pasadena – Notice of Community Meeting

·       May 30, 2017, 5:30pm at the Sterling Municipal Library, Wilhite Meeting Room – 1 Mary Elizabeth Wilbanks Ave; Baytown, TX 77520 hosted by the City of Baytown – Notice of Community Meeting

·         May 31, 2017, 10am at City of Humble Council Chamber-114 West Higgins, Humble, TX 77338 hosted by the City of Humble – Notice of Community Meeting

·         June 5, 2017, 6:00 pm at City of Tomball City Hall – 401 Market Street, Tomball, Texas 77375 hosted by the Tomball City Council and the Tomball Community Development Department – Notice of Community Meeting

·       To Be Announced  at Harris County Community Services Dapartment-8410 Lantern Point, TX 77054 Public Hearing to comment on CDBG-DR Method of Distribution hosting by Harris County

·       To Be Announced  at Harris County Commissioners Court-1001 Preston St. Suite 934, Houston, TX 77002 Second Public Hearing to comment on CDBG-DR Method of Distribution hosting by Harris County

Please see our website at http://www.csd.hctx.net/. The public can also make comments/recommendations regarding 2016 Flood recovery and CDBG-DR funding by sending them via email to plancomments@csd.hctx.net or mail to HCCSD Planning; 8410 Lantern Point Dr.; Houston, TX 77054 by a later specified date.

 

The County is also seeking input through a survey on 2016 flood damage. Surveys are below in English and Spanish for residents to provide input, comments and recommendations. Completed surveys should be returned to plancomments@csd.hctx.net or mailed to HCCSD Planning; 8410 Lantern Point Dr.; Houston, TX 77054 by June 23, 2017.

·         2016 Flood Survey – English

·         Encuesta De Daños Por Las Inundaciónes del 2016 – Español

 

 

 

Disaster Recovery Program

 

2015 Flood Disaster Events

 

On May 4 to June 23, 2015 (Memorial Day) and October 22 to 31, 2015 (Halloween), Harris County sustained significant damage from two major flooding events that resulted from severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding. As a result, both flooding events were Presidentially Declared as Disasters in Harris County. On June 17, 2016 in the Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 117, the State of Texas was allocated approximately $22 million in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) (Public Law 114-113) funding to be used in the recovery of the four most impacted counties (including Harris County) by Presidential Declared Disasters in May/June 2015 and October 2015. The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is the CDBG-DR administrator of the State’s allocation. The amount allocated to Harris County and affected jurisdictions (except the City of Houston who received a direct allocation of CDBG-DR from the Federal Register) by the GLO was $2,756,457. This amount was divided by the GLO as $882,066 or 32% for Housing and $1,874,391 or 68% for Non-Housing activities.

Non-Housing Project Application

Harris County encourages all interested parties to review the DRAFT Non-Housing Project Application posted below and is seeking input on the application for CDBG-DR funds to be submitted to the GLO.

         I.           Draft Non-Housing Project Application

       II.          Non-Housing Project Application Public Notice of Public Hearing

     III.          Addendum - Non-Housing Project Application

Written and oral comments regarding the Draft Non-Housing Project Application will be taken at a public hearing scheduled for the following date, time and location:

One public hearing will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD) office location, 8410 Lantern Point, Houston, Texas, 77054.

The public hearing will be conducted in English; however, other languages and sign language interpreters can be available upon request. HCCSD will provide for reasonable accommodations for persons needing special accommodations if contacted 24 hours prior to the start of the function. Requests by persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and requesting a language interpreter should be received by HCCSD staff 48 hours prior to the start of the public hearing.

Additional written comments must be received at Harris County by 5:00 pm on May 17, 2017. Comments should be addressed to Attn: Janeen Spates, HCCSD Planning Manager, 8410 Lantern Point Drive, Houston, Texas 77054 or submitted to plancomments@csd.hctx.net.

Method of Distribution

*AMENDED Method of Distribution for 2015 CDBG-DR*

Harris County encourages all interested parties to review the amended Method of Distribution for 2015 CDBG-Disaster Recovery funding posted above and is seeking input on the AMENDED Method of Distribution for $2,756,457 in 2015 CDBG-DR funds.

Written and oral comments regarding the AMENDED Method of Distribution will be taken via email at plancomments@csd.hctx.net, in person at the Harris County Community Services Department (8410 Lantern Point, Houston, TX 77054), or regular mail at the Harris County Community Services Department (8410 Lantern Point, Houston, TX 77054). Comments must be received by May 11, 2017, before 5pm.

 

For more information, please call the Planning Manager at (713) 578-2000 or email planncomments@csd.net for assistance.


Harris County encourages all interested parties to review the documents posted below and is seeking input on the method of distribution for $2,756,457 in CDBG-DR funds.

         I.            Draft Method of Distribution Public Notice (English/Español)

       II.            Draft Method of Distribution of Funds

  III.     Public Hearing Presentation (English)

  IV.     Public Hearing Presentation (Español)

Written and oral comments regarding the Method of Distribution will be taken at public hearings scheduled for the following date, time and location:

Two public hearings will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 10:30 am and 6:00 pm at the Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD) office location, 8410 Lantern Point, Houston, Texas, 77054.

The public hearing will be conducted in English. However, other languages and sign language interpreters can be available upon request. HCCSD will provide for reasonable accommodations for persons needing special accommodations and for persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). Requests should be received by HCCSD staff 48 hours prior to the public hearing.

For more information, please call Janeen Spates (713) 578-2000 or email janeen.spates@csd.hctx.net for assistance.

 

 

DISASTER RECOVERY PROGRAM

 

Hurricane Ike

 

 

Harris County Damage Assessment
II. State of Texas Action Plan - Hurricanes Ike and Dolly
Newsletters
A. Summer 2011
B. Fall 2011
C. Summer 2012
D. Fall 2013
E. Judge Emmett's Report - Hurricane Ike Five years Later
F. Harris County Recovers - Final Report

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 1

Round 1 Funding

Over $160 million in federal grant money has been awarded to the Harris County Community Services Department since Hurricane Ike made landfall in September of 2008.  To date, approximately 500 homeowners living in Harris County (but outside the City of Houston) have received disaster recovery assistance (reconstruction or rehabilitation) for their Ike damaged homes. 

Renters also benefitted from Round One funds with the rehabilitation of The Bridges/Ashford Santa Cruz property (452 units) and the newly constructed Temenos Place II, an 80 unit property for homeless and disabled households.  Some of the non-housing projects completed include the Sylvan Beach Pavilion, the Leonel Castillo Community Center, emergency generator installations throughout the County, and millions in infrastructure improvements to roadways, parks, drainage systems, and water treatment facilities.

 

Round 2

 

The Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DRP) grant funds were appropriated for Round 2.0 (Housing) and Round 2.2 (Non-Housing) by the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriation Act (Public Law 110-329) enacted on September 30, 2008, to facilitate disaster recovery, restoration, economic revitalization, and to affirmatively further fair housing, in accordance with Executive Order 12892, in areas affected by Hurricanes Dolly and Ike, which were Presidentially-declared major disaster areas under Title IV of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.).

 

Section 3

·        Harris County Section 3 Plan

 

Non-Housing – Round 2.2

·        List of Approved Non-Housing Projects

·        Grant Agreement

·        Grant Agreement – Amendment No. 1

·        Grant Agreement – Amendment No. 2

 

Housing- Round 2.0

·        List of Approved Housing Projects

·        Grant Agreement

·        Grant Agreement - Amendment No. 1

·        Harris County Housing Guidelines

 

Fair Housing Activity Statement- Texas

 

·        FHAST Form

·        Anti-Nimbyism Policy and Action Plan

 

Round 2.2 Funding

 

Reports

HUD Reports - Ike/Dolly Performance Reports

 

 

 

 
 
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