HUD awards $45.2 million to Texas for flood recovery effortsHUD awards $45.2 million to Texas for flood recovery effortshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=149912016-10-25T05:00:00Z2016-10-25T16:00:00Z

​​AUSTIN – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the State of Texas $45.2 million to assist in long-term recovery efforts following severe flooding events that occurred earlier this year.

HUD will prioritize the 112 affected Texas counties included in the Presidential Declarations for 2016. The residents living in the combined affected counties encompass 76 percent of the Texas population (more than 20 million Texans).

"The damage from the 2016 floods in Texas had a compounding affect from those that occurred in 2015," said Texas General Land Commissioner George P. Bush. "Many residents were unable to rebuild from the 2015 floods before the rains began again."

When considering the impact suffered by Texas in both 2015 and 2016 and the allocation of less than $200 million, the state estimates a shortfall of $2 billion in unmet long-term recovery needs. To determine state awards, HUD considered overall impacts to housing. In total, more than 102,000 households experienced some level of damage.

The Community Development and Revitalization (CDR) program of the Texas General Land Office administers the Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) on behalf of the state. These grants can be used for a wide variety of activities including housing redevelopment, business assistance, and infrastructure repair.

Texas General Land Office
Infrastructure & Transportation
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