Rep. Culberson Thanks HUD for Commitment to Disaster Aid Delivery
Washington D.C. - Representative John Culberson (TX-07) released the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the allocation of over $5.035 billion in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) to Texas for housing, infrastructure, and businesses impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Of this funding, $652 million is for remaining unmet disaster-related needs and $4.383 billion is for mitigation to prepare for future storms. This aid is part of the $28 billion of HUD funding Congress provided in February for 2017 disasters.
This allocation is in addition to the $5.024 billion provided by HUD for serious unmet needs to Texas in November 2017. The total CDBG-DR allocation for Texas following Hurricane Harvey is now over $9.808 billion. Including the mitigation funding provided in this announcement for storms since 2015, the total CDBG-DR funding Texas has received since 2015 is over $10.551 billion.
“As a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, I look forward to working with HUD and my colleagues in Congress to ensure these funds are quickly disbursed to those who need it most so that we can rebuild a stronger, more prepared Houston.”