Public Comment Period Open- CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION FOR BUYOUTS AND ACQUISITIONS A 30 day public comment period is open as of February 27, 2019 and will close on March 30, 2019 at noon. Public comments may be made in writing to 910 S. Friendswood Dr. (Attn: Friendswood Office of Emergency Management) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon completion of this public comment period, a resolution will be presented to Council for consideration in support of this application at the April 1, 2019 City Council meeting. For additional information or questions, contact the Friendswood Office of Emergency Management at 281-996-3335.
Homeowners Reimbursement Program-Texas General Land Office for City of Friendswood residents (based on their county of residence):
Homeowners affected by Hurricane Harvey who spent their own money to repair damages to their homes may apply for reimbursement for some of the costs of those repairs. In the context of this article, “their own money” refers to funds spent out on an individual’s savings or income that was not gained through FEMA assistance, flood insurance proceeds, or other means of assistance.
The Homeowners Reimbursement program contains income requirements with the primary goal to assist low to moderate income persons. Low income households will be prioritized with all funds being dispersed on a first come first served basis. Depending on your circumstances, making over 120% of the median household income may exclude you from the program. Please read all materials carefully to verify that you are eligible for the program. The 2018 median household income for the region is $74,900. For a family of 4 earning over $89,900 per year, you may not qualify. For a family of 4 earning less than $59,900 per year, there is a strong chance that you qualify and would be prioritized as low to moderate income.
For Galveston County Residents:
The Texas General Land Office released applications for its Homeowner Reimbursement Program on February 28, 2019.
For additional information on what the Galveston County residents Homeowner Reimbursement Program is, eligibility requirements and how to apply, please refer to:
The application will be available online at www.recovery.texas.gov/hrp. The reimbursement program will pay homeowners up to $50,000 in eligible repairs to their Hurricane Harvey damaged home. To qualify for the program, people must be able to show proof the home is their primary residence and was damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Eligible repairs must have been completed prior to the application launch date of February 28, 2019. If you have additional questions about the program, email email@example.com or call 1-844-893-8937. This program is available to homeowners within 48 counties, which includes Galveston County.
For Harris County residents:
Harris County has a similar program for homeowners. Harris County will receive a direct allocation of $1.115 billion from the State’s allocation of $5.024 billion at the direction of HUD. Harris County has elected to develop its own local recovery programs with the exception of the State’s economic revitalization program.
Harris County developed a local action plan for submission to the GLO for review. Following the review, the GLO incorporated the local action plan, along with the City of Houston's local action plan into an amendment 1 to the state action plan. Amendment 1 to the state action plan received HUD approval on December 11, 2018.
For additional information on what the Harris County residents Homeowner Reimbursement Program is, eligibility requirements and how to apply, please refer to http://recovery.texas.gov/local-government/programs/harris-county/index.html
CDBG Disaster Recovery Program:
Following Hurricane Harvey, Texas was awarded over five billion dollars in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds through the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Harris County and the City of Houston each received allocations of over one billion dollars with the remaining funds being distributed by the Texas General Land Office. Because of the direct allocation to Harris County, residents that reside on the Harris County side must apply directly to Harris County while residents that reside on the Galveston County side must apply through the General Land Office.
DISASTER RECOVERY GRANT Harris County will be receiving $1.115 billion in Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Method of Distribution (MOD) by Harris County allocated $4,405,330 (Infrastructure, non-housing) to the City of Friendswood. A Public Hearing on October 1 at the Friendswood Council meeting provided an update on the process. CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO
Harvey damaged homeowners meeting video April 24 CLICK FOR VIDEO
Harvey damaged homeowners meeting presentation April 24 CLICK FOR SLIDES
FEMA’s Benefit-Cost Analysis program guidelines/tools for Hazard Mitigation Assistance CLICK FOR BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS INFORMATION
City of Friendswood Harvey Recovery-related Latest News CLICK FOR NEWS
City of Friendswood General News emails, including Harvey Recovery News CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE
Harvey Recovery City Staff Contact: Public Works Dir./Flood Plain Admin./City Engineer CLICK HERE TO EMAIL
Other City of Friendswood Staff/Departments CLICK HERE FOR CONTACT INFORMATION
City of Friendswood Flood Repair Permit Information CLICK FOR A LIST OF REQUIREMENTS
Texas Attorney General Harvey Contractor advice CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION OR TO REPORT FRAUD
FEMA Guide : Rebuilding After a Hurricane: Stronger. Safer. Smarter CLICK HERE FOR THE REBUILDING GUIDE