The Texas General Land Office's Homeowner Assistance Program (HAP) is currently accepting applications for the repair/reconstruction of homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey. GrantWorks Inc. is the vendor implementing the program on behalf of the GLO in the Coastal Bend and Central/Golden Crescent regions. In the AACOG service area, Comal, Guadalupe and Karnes Counties may qualify for assistance.
AACOG has developed a Method of Distribution (MOD) for the 2017 Hurricane Harvey Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG DR) allocations totaling $5,682,165 for the three disaster identified counties — Comal, Guadalupe, and Karnes. AACOG created a MOD for a Housing Buyout & Acquisition Program and Infrastructure Program. The MOD proposes how to distribute funds to foster long-term recovery, emphasize a focus on the permanent restoration in infrastructure, and to use local buyout and acquisition of land and property to remove Hurricane Harvey survivors out of harm’s way.
A Public Planning Meeting was held in Karnes City on June 18, 2018, to solicit feedback on the development of the MOD, and a Public Hearing was held in Seguin on July 6, 2018 to solicit feedback on the MOD and allocations. The MOD can be found below.