Texas gets nearly $51 million in flood relief helpTexas gets nearly $51 million in flood relief helphttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=166652017-05-24T05:00:00Z2017-05-24T17:00:00Z

​​​​AUSTIN – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded nearly $51 million to Texas to assist in long-term recovery efforts following severe flooding that occurred in 2015 and 2016. 

Texas will receive $22.4 million through the General Land Office's Community Development and Revitalization program. San Marcos and Houston will receive direct allocations of $7.7 million and $20.5 million, respectively.

These grants can be used for things such as housing redevelopment, business assistance, and infrastructure repair.

The GLO estimates a combined loss of more than $2 billion in unmet long-term recovery needs from the 2015–16 floods. Affected counties represent 76 percent of the Texas population, or 20.9 million people.​

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