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HUD approves $5 billion hurricane recovery plan for TexasHUD approves $5 billion hurricane recovery plan for Texashttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=205202018-07-03T05:00:00Z2018-07-03T15:00:00Z​AUSTIN – The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved $5 billion through its Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Program to support long-term recovery efforts in Texas due to Hurricane Harvey.

The largest share of the funding, $2.3 billion, goes to the City of Houston and Harris County to address their recovery needs. Both city and county officials must submit those plans to state officials for approval.

The Single-Family Homeowner Assistance Program is being allotted $1.1 billion to help homeowners rehabilitate and rebuild homes damaged during Hurricane Harvey.

Around $413 million supports infrastructure repairs and enhancements for local communities as part of a comprehensive long-term recovery program along with Federal Emergency Management Agency funding. 
 
HUD officials approved $275 million to allow certain eligible homeowners to sell their damaged home to a local government and $251 million to pay for the state program costs, including contract administration, compliance monitoring, the provision of technical assistance to applicants, and other activities.

​Another award includes $250 million for the Affordable Rental program to rehabilitate, rebuild, or build new affordable multifamily rental properties.
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