Culberson Statement on HUD Approval of State Action Plan for $57.8 Million in CDBG-DR Funds
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative John Culberson (TX-07) released a statement following Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved Texas’s state action plan for the allocation of $57.8 million in Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to help Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey.
“This is another significant step forward in the recovery process for Harris County. These critical funds will support Harvey survivors as they continue to rebuild their lives, homes and businesses,” said Rep. Culberson. “I thank the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for their swift approval of the state action plan so that our communities can repair, rebuild and prepare for any future storms.”
This action plan allocates funds to Harris County for buyouts and acquisitions, as well as affordable rental units in Aransas, Refugio and Nueces Counties. These funds were part of a previous congressional appropriation for the 2015 - 2016 flood events that Congress directed HUD to hold in reserve for potential 2017 events. The long-term disaster recovery funds will be administered by the Texas General Land Office's Community Development & Revitalization program. You can read the action plan under Harvey Action Plans at TexasRebuilds.org.
Allocation Budget for the $57.8 Million Action Plan