Disaster Recovery

Over the last fifteen years, Houston has been hit by catastrophic storms. Since 2015, five Presidential natural disasters have been declared. Much of the funding from the U.S. Department of Housing & Community Development and the State of Texas ends up coming to the City of Houston Housing & Community Development Department. We update this page with information about disaster recovery programs.


Long-Term Disaster Recovery


Ike

Long-term recovery aid for Hurricane Ike was made available in two rounds, in 2009 and 2012. In the first round, our department used these recovery funds to repair and rebuild homes, assist new and hurricane-affected homebuyers with down payment, and create new multifamily homes in safe, resilient locations. Our second round of funding continued to repair and rebuild homes and create new multifamily homes.

Key Strategies and Plans

Document Name Program View
Round 2 (Phase 2) Application and Action Plan Round 2 View | Appendix A | Appendix B | Appendix C |
Outreach Plan for Hurricane Ike Round 2 Round 2 View | Appendices
March 2013 Needs Assessment (City of Houston) Round 2 View

Program Information

Document Name Program View
Guidelines: Single-Family Home Repair, Round 1 Round 1 View
Guidelines: Multifamily Program, Round 1 Round 1 View
Guidelines: Homebuyer Assistance Program Round 1 View
Guidelines, Single-Family Homeowner Assistance Program (Repairs Program), Round 2 Round 2 View
Guidelines, Multifamily Program, Round 2 Round 2 View
Guidelines, Homeowner Opportunity Program (Repairs Program), Round 2 Round 2 View
Waiver Requests for Programs Round 2 Request 1 | Request 2 | Request 3 | Request 4 | Request 5 | Request 6 | Request 7 | Request 8 | Request 9 | Request 10 | Request 11 | Request 12 | Request 14 | Request 15 |

For information regarding procurement, please refer to Procurement Policy and Procedures .


Budget Breakdowns

Round 1: $87,256,565
  • Administration: $4,362,828 (5.0%)
  • Project Delivery $1,787,858 (2.0%)
  • Multifamily: 57,682,924 (66.1%)
  • Homebuyers Assistance Program: 10,108,500 (11.6%)
  • Single Family Home Repair Program: 13,314,455 (15.3%)
Round 2: $181,000,000
  • Multifamily: $91.4M (50.5%)
  • Single Family Home Repair Program: $63.7M (35.2%)
  • Infrastructure projects: $26.1M (14.4%)

Opportunities for Resident Input

Planning for our recovery programs in response to Hurricane Ike were open to resident input through open comment periods and public hearings. Comments are responded to in a document listed in the table below. All major projects and environmental review must be made available for the public. Those public notices are included in the table below.

Date of Publication Public Notice Name View
03/02/2012 Round 1 Contract Amendment 5 View
11/05/2013 Proposal to Reduce the Number of Completed Single-Family Home Repair Program homes View
03/13/2013 Response to Written Public Comment from 2013 Needs Assessment Public Hearing View
03/13/2013 Responses to Spoken Public Comments from 2013 Needs Assessment Public Hearing View
03/12/2013 Transcript of March 12 Public Hearing View
02/25/2013 Announcement of Public Hearing on Needs Assessment in March 2013 View
11/23/2011 Announcement of Round 2 Application and Public Hearing View
10/20/2011 Request for Proposals (RFP) for Single Family Reconstruction Program Disaster Recovery Services View
11/02/2011 Letter of Clarification #1 for RFP for Single Family Reconstruction Program View
11/10/2011 Letter of Clarification #2 for RFP for Single Family Reconstruction Program View
12/07/2011 Award of Contracts for Single Family Home Repair Disaster Recovery Round 1 Rehabilitation Program View
02/10/2012 Questions on Request for Proposals (RFP) for Single Family Reconstruction Program Disaster Recovery Services View
02/24/2012 Announcement for Single Family Reconstruction Program Disaster Recovery Services View
03/02/2012 Contract for Round 1 Programs View
04/26/2012 Request for Proposals (RFP) for group 4 of Single Family Reconstruction Program View
01/15/2013 Request for Proposals (RFP) for group 7 of Single Family Reconstruction Program View
07/17/2013 Disaster Recovery Guidelines and Waiver Requests View
08/06/2013 Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Intent to Request Release of Funds, Disaster Recovery Round 2.2 Early Notice
09/19/2013 Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Intent to Request Release of Funds, Disaster Recovery Round 2.2 Revised Notice
08/05/2013 Environmental Maps for Disaster Recovery Round 2 View
08/20/2013 Final Notice of Flood Plain Activity for Round 2 Final Notice | Environmental Maps
11/15/2013 Notice of Finding No Significant Impact and Intent to Request Release of Funds at 2100 N. Main View
11/13/2013 Budget Amendments, Round 2 Amendment 2 Español | Revised English | Revised Español
01/13/2014 7821 North Shepherd Project Announcement View
01/14/2014 Near Northside Infrastructure Project Announcement View
02/07/2014 Cleme Manor Apartments Project Announcement View
02/17/2014 Hardy Yards Residences Project Announcement View
03/03/2014 Project Announcements in Independence Heights 8666 North Main | 8606 North Main | 306 Crosstimbers
03/19/2014 Village at Palm Center Project Announcement View
05/30/2014 Notice of Finding No Significant Impact and Intent to Request Release of Funds at Cleme Manor Apartments View
06/04/2014 Notice of Finding No Significant Impact and Intent to Request Release of Funds at 8666 North Main View
06/04/2014 Notice of Finding No Significant Impact and Intent to Request Release of Funds at 8606 North Main View
06/04/2014 Notice of Finding No Significant Impact and Intent to Request Release of Funds at 306 Crosstimbers View
12/05/2019 Multifamily Contract Amendment 8 English | Español
06/09/2016 Round 2 Single Family Amendment #5 View
06/16/2016 Increase of Funding for Avenue Station View
08/09/2017 Amended Budget for Village at Palm Center English | Español
09/20/2017 Single-Family and Multifamily Amendments Round 2 English | Español
10/30/2017 Infrastructure Contract Amendment 3 English | Español
11/22/2017 Correction: Amendment #6 for Round 2 Single Family Home Repair English | Español
01/09/2018 Recenter Project Announcement English | Español
01/09/2018 Announcements of 2018 Amendments English | Español
09/06/2018 Acquisition of Somerset Lofts View
10/16/2018 Park at Yellowstone Corrected Notice English | Español
12/06/2018 Notice of Finding No Significant Impact and Intent to Request Release of Funds at Park Yellowstone View
01/29/2019 Contract Extension for Round 2 Funding of Rental Housing English | Español
01/29/2019 Contract Extension for Infrastructure Projects English | Español
03/22/2019 Substantial Amendment for Multifamily and Infrastructure English | Español
06/05/2019 Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds for Winrock Apartments View
12/02/2019 Ike Round 2 Infrastructure Program, Budget Amendment #5 View

Program Output

Status Reports

Quarterly reports are published by the Texas General Land Office.

GLO Status Reports

Refer to the section titled “Hurricane Ike/Dolly Grant Performance Reports.”


To learn more, please contact Anne-Jesus Lohoues-Washington at Anne.Lohoues-Washington@houstontx.gov.


DR15

In 2015, Houston experienced two major flooding disasters and received $87 million in federal funding to help with recovery. The main program to address the 2015 flooding is our Single Family Home Repair Program. The City also runs a voluntary Housing Buyout program for damaged properties in the floodway that cannot be reconstructed and supports infrastructure projects.

Please note that the DR-15 section of the Single Family Home Repair Program is still active. Homeowners whose homes were damaged during the 2015 floods should contact us at 832-394-6200 to see if they qualify for home repairs.

Program Information

Document Name View
HUD Approved Action Plan for Disaster Recovery 2015 Original | Substantial Amendment 1 | Substantial Amendment 2 | Amendment 3 | Substantial Amendment 4 Substantial Amendment 5
Home Repair Program Guidelines for 2015 Disasters View |
Risk Analysis View
Citizen Participation Plan View

For information regarding procurement, please refer to Procurement Policy and Procedures.

Awarded Contracts

Date of Publication Document Name View
12/21/2018 Single Family Home Repair Program Contracts Burghli Investment LLC | Byrdson Services LLC | Crown Ridge Builders LLC | DSW Homes LLC | Houston Habitat for Humanity | JW Turner LTD | Mayberry Homes Inc. | PMG Construction Inc | Rebuilding Together Houston | SLSCO LTD. | The Baptiste Group LLC | Thompson Construction Group Inc. | Master Contract Agreement | Amendment
Letter of Agreement for Infrastructure Projects View | First Amendment
Interlocal Agreement for Buyout Program View

Budget Breakdowns

Total: $87,092,000
  • Public Facilities and Improvements (Infrastructure): $59,880,907.21 (68.8%)
  • Single Family Home Repair: $12,000,000 (13.8%)
  • Housing Buyout: $10,660,000 (12.2%)
  • Planning: $196,492.79 (0.2%)
  • Administration: $4,354,600 (5.0%)

Opportunities For Resident Input

Recovery programs in response to the 2015 floods were open to resident input through open comment periods and public hearings. A video of the public hearing can be found on our YouTube channel . All major projects and environmental review must be made available for the public. Those public notices are included in the table below.

Date of Publication Notice Name View
05/14/2020 2100 Memorial Final Floodplain Notice English
04/28/2020 Spellman Retention Center Final Wetland Notice English
04/09/2020 Spellman Retention Center Environmental Notice English
04/17/2020 DR-15 Substantial Amendment #5 English
04/09/2020 Spellman Retention Center Early Wetland Notice English
10/19/2016 Action Plan for Disaster Recovery 2015 Flood Events Update English | Español
08/30/2016 Public Meeting for Disaster Recovery 2015 Flood Events, Focus on Unmet Needs PDF | Textfile
08/16/2016 Summary Action Plan for Disaster Recovery 2015 Flood Events English | Espanõl
08/03/2016 Public Hearing for Disaster Recovery 2015 Flood Events English | Espanõl
05/10/2017 2015 Flood Events Amendment English | Espanõl
09/20/2017 Public Hearing for 2015 Flood Events Additional Funding English | Espanõl
10/18/2017 Disaster Recovery 2015 Flood Events Additional Funds English | Espanõl
03/15/2018 Spellman Retention Center Project Announcement English | Espanõl
11/18/2019 Amendment 4 of Action Plan English | Espanõl
04/07/2017 Public Comments on Action Plan for 2015 Disaster Recovery View
07/14/2017 Finding of No Significant Impact and Intent to Request Release of Funds for Northside-Northline Project View
08/25/2017 Request for Proposal (RFP) for Single-Family Home Repair Program View
07/14/2017 Finding of No Significant Impact and Intent to Request Release of Funds for Bonita Gardens Project View
07/03/2017 Finding of No Significant Impact and Intent to Request Release of Funds for Braeburn Glen Project View | Flood Acreage Map
06/29/2017 Finding of No Significant Impact and Intent to Request Release of Funds for Langwood Project View | Flood Acreage Map
06/29/2017 Finding of No Significant Impact and Intent to Request Release of Funds for Glenburnie and Cashiola Project View | Flood Acreage Map
08/28/2017 Finding of No Significant Impact and Intent to Request Release of Funds for Single Family Home Repair Program View
01/05/2017 Contractor Awards View | Feb. 8 Correction English | Feb. 8 Correction Español
01/31/2018 Finding of No Significant Impact and Intent to Request Release of Funds for Single Family Home Repair Program View
03/15/2018 Spellman Retention Center Project Announcement English | Espanõl
05/20/2019 Housing Buyout Program Contract Amendment English | Espanõl
06/18/2019 Draft Action Plan, Substantial Amendment #3 Announcement English | Espanõl

Program Results

The City releases progress reports on a quarterly basis to show how disaster recovery funds have been spent and keep track of progress. All of these reports can be seen below.

Begin Date End Date Status Report Type View
04/01/2020 06/30/2020 Quarterly Progress Report View
01/01/2017 03/31/2017 Quarterly Progress Report View
04/01/2017 06/30/2017 Quarterly Progress Report View
07/01/2017 09/30/2017 Quarterly Progress Report View
10/01/2017 12/31/2017 Quarterly Progress Report View
01/01/2018 03/31/2018 Quarterly Progress Report View
04/01/2018 06/30/2018 Quarterly Progress Report View
07/01/2018 09/30/2018 Quarterly Progress Report View
10/01/2018 12/31/2018 Quarterly Progress Report View
01/01/2019 03/31/2019 Quarterly Progress Report View
04/01/2019 06/30/2019 Quarterly Progress Report View
07/01/2019 09/30/2019 Quarterly Progress Report View
10/01/2019 12/31/2019 Quarterly Progress Report View
01/01/2020 03/31/2020 Quarterly Progress Report View

To learn more, please contact Anne-Jesus Lohoues-Washington at Anne.Lohoues-Washington@houstontx.gov or refer to the Federal Notices on this topic (2016 | 2017 )


DR16

Houston saw two storms in 2016 that were classified as major disasters. The City received $23 million to help residents recover from these floods. These funds will be used by the Multifamily Voluntary Buyout Program, which will remove multifamily homes from areas at severe risk of flooding to prevent future flood impacts to families.

Key Documents

Document Name View
DR-16 Citizen Participation Plan View
Multifamily Voluntary Buyout Program Guidelines View
2016 Flooding Events Action Plan View | Ordinance of Submission
Ordinance with Texas General Land Office (Ordinance 2019-109) View

For information regarding procurement, please refer to Procurement Policy and Procedures .

Budget Breakdowns

Total: $23,486,698
  • Acquisition - Buyout Program: $22,178,653 (94%)
  • Acquisition - Project Delivery: $838,312 (4%)
  • Administration: $469,733 (2%)

Opportunities for Resident Input

Recovery programs in response to the 2016 floods were designed using resident input through open comment periods and public hearings. All major projects and environmental review must be made available for the public. Those public notices are included in the table below.

Date of Publication Public Notice Name View
06/04/2020 11810 Chimney Rock Buyout Announcement English
11/14/2020 Boardwalk Flood Detention Basin Environmental Notice English
07/03/2019 Announcement of Boardwalk Apartments Purchase English | Español
06/06/2019 Announcement of Draft Buyout Program Guidelines English | Español
08/21/2018 Announcement of Application for Housing Buyout Program English | Español | Draft 8/15 Version

Program Results

Status Updates

Quarterly reports are published by the Texas General Land Office.

GLO Status Reports

Refer to the section called “2016 Floods Grant Performance Reports”


To learn more, please contact Anne-Jesus Lohoues-Washington at Anne.Lohoues-Washington@houstontx.gov or see the relevant Federal Register Notices.


Mitigation

The City of Houston will receive more than $61 million in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) to fund mitigation projects that will lower the risk of impacts from future disasters. The Housing & Community Development Department is creating an action plan for how this money will be spent. This action plan is our grant application to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). Money for mitigation projects cannot be used for emergency response services. Projects will focus on local and regional mitigation priorities that will have long-lasting effects.

Key Documents

Document Name View
Draft Action Plan for CDBG-MIT Funding English | English Maps | Español | Espanõl Maps
Citizen Participation Plan (CDBG-MIT) English

For information regarding procurement, please refer to Procurement Policy and Procedures .

Opportunities for Resident Input

Mitigation proposals were open to resident input through open comment periods and public hearings, which can be viewed at our YouTube channel (November 19 | January 07). Our action plan is due on March 2, 2020. The Draft Action Plan was available for public comment until January 27, 2020. All major projects and environmental review must be made available for the public. Those public notices are included in the table below.

Date of Publication Public Notice Name View
12/13/2019 Public Hearing Announcement – DR-Mitigation Action Plan English | Español

To learn more, please contact Anne-Jesus Lohoues-Washington at Anne.Lohoues-Washington@houstontx.gov or refer to the Federal Register .


Resources for All Disasters

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Contractors interested in receiving funding should visit our Current Funding Opportunities page to see current information.

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