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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