Hurricane Harvey

ROCKPORT, Texas | George Strait part of Hurricane Harvey recovery campaign

ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) — Country star George Strait is leading a new tourism campaign for a South Texas community that was hard-hit by Hurricane Harvey. Officials with the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce say Strait is participating free of charge. The singer has owned a house in the community for years. Strait is part of a … Continue reading ROCKPORT, Texas | George Strait part of Hurricane Harvey recovery campaign

Texas News: U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Allocates $500 Million For Texas Projects

AUSTIN, TX – The U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers (USACE) has announced more than $509 million in funding for multiple projects in Texas, including flood mitigation and critical work for the Brays and Buffalo Bayous, as well as the Matagorda and Corpus Christi Ship Channels.  The funding will also provide resources for extensive studies of … Continue reading Texas News: U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Allocates $500 Million For Texas Projects

Harvey recovery funds may prioritize wealthy, advocates say

AUSTIN, Texas/April 28, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — Advocacy groups said Friday that Texas is poised to unfairly distribute billions in federal funding provided for housing repairs following Hurricane Harvey’s devastation — prioritizing wealthy homeowners over poorer victims in ways that could constitute racial discrimination. At issue is a draft state rebuilding plan that says homeowners may … Continue reading Harvey recovery funds may prioritize wealthy, advocates say

Texas Governor Abbott Encourages Mayors & County Judges To Take Advantage Of Harvey Relief Funds

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Mayors, County Judges and Emergency Management officials in communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey, urging them to take immediate advantage of the $500 million in funds from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program that are available now. “The hazard mitigation funds available today can provide … Continue reading Texas Governor Abbott Encourages Mayors & County Judges To Take Advantage Of Harvey Relief Funds

Governor Abbott And HUD Secretary Ben Carson Hold Press Conference On Disaster Recovery

April 20, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Governor Greg Abbott today joined Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, Senator Ted Cruz, Congressman John Culberson and local officials in Houston, Texas to discuss the $5 billion recently allocated to Texas for Hurricane Harvey and disaster recovery. This grant funding is being provided through HUD’s Community Development … Continue reading Governor Abbott And HUD Secretary Ben Carson Hold Press Conference On Disaster Recovery

Houston approves new post-Harvey flood construction rule

HOUSTON/April 5, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — Houston officials on Wednesday approved a rule for new homes and other buildings in the city’s flood plains that will require them to be elevated higher off the ground to avoid floodwaters. The regulation comes more than seven months after Hurricane Harvey flooded thousands of homes in the nation’s fourth-largest … Continue reading Houston approves new post-Harvey flood construction rule

BuildAid Partners with David Weekley Homes to Rebuild Homes Damaged by Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON/ April 02, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — BuildAidHouston.org, a new nonprofit initiative of HomeAid Houston, provides Houston homeowners much-needed home repairs following the devastation from Hurricane Harvey. Working in collaboration with Greater Houston Builders Association builders, BuildAid offers materials and contractors, at cost, to significantly reduce the price of rebuilding for homeowners. In addition, BuildAid offers … Continue reading BuildAid Partners with David Weekley Homes to Rebuild Homes Damaged by Hurricane Harvey

7 months after Harvey, flood-control projects’ fate unclear

HOUSTON/March 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Large-scale projects long considered essential to easing Houston’s flooding woes went to the top of the area’s to-do list after Hurricane Harvey inundated large swaths of the nation’s fourth-largest city. Seven months later, local officials are still looking for funding to undertake plans that include a new reservoir, deeper and wider … Continue reading 7 months after Harvey, flood-control projects’ fate unclear