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Cmr. George P. Bush to visit Victoria and Rockport, meet first residents with homes being rebuilt

AUSTIN, Texas - On Tuesday, Jan. 22, Commissioner George P. Bush will be in Victoria and Rockport to visit with the first two families whose homes are being rebuilt under the Homeowner Assistance Program.

Commissioner Bush will tour the homes currently under construction, which was approved less than a month after the application process began.

"Hurricane Harvey damaged thousands of homes and devastated the livelihoods of countless Texans along the coast," said Commissioner Bush. "The Homeowner Assistance Program will help thousands of Texans who are still struggling to rebuild their homes and their lives. The GLO has allocated more than a billion dollars to this program, but we do expect to receive more applications than funds available. The program is first-come, first-served, so if folks are interested in applying, they should do so quickly."

Victoria visit

WHO: 

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush

Additional officials anticipated to attend:
  • Congressman Michael Cloud
  • Judge Ben Zeller - Victoria County
  • Judge Tramer Woytek - Lavaca County
  • Judge Mike Bennett - Goliad County
  • Judge Richard Meyer - Calhoun County
  • Mayor Paul Polasek - City of Victoria
  • Mark Longoria -Long Term Recovery Group Chair

WHAT:

Visit the Torres families, tour homes being rebuilt through the Homeowner Assistance Program

WHEN:

Tuesday, January 22, at 9:30 a.m. 

WHERE:

Torres Family Home

3311 East Juan Linn Blvd., Victoria, TX 77904

 

Rockport Visit

WHO: 

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush

Additional officials anticipated to attend:
  • Judge Burt Mills - Aransas County Judge
  • Judge Stephanie Moreno - Bee County
  • Judge Robert Blaschke - Refugio County
  • Judge Barbara Canales - Nueces County
  • Judge David Krebs - San Patricio County
  • Judge Juan Rodriguez - Jim Wells County
  • Mayor Pat Rios - Rockport Mayor
  • Jimmy Kendrick, Mayor of Fulton

WHAT:

Visit the Rodriguez families, tour homes being rebuilt through the Homeowner Assistance Program

WHEN:

Tuesday, January 22, at 11:50 a.m.

WHERE:

Rodriguez Family Home
423 East Market St., Rockport, TX 78382 

 

Information on the Homeowner Assistance Program:

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) allocated $1.098 billion in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), for rehabilitation and reconstruction of thousands of owner-occupied single-family homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Homeowners in Harris County and the city of Houston will be able to apply for similar programs funded by direct allocations.

Potential applicants should review the Homeowner Assistance Program Checklist to have all applicable documents ready prior to applying. Interested homeowners should visit http://recovery.texas.gov/hap to apply online or download a printable version of the application. Potential applicants can also find in-person assistance at regional Homeowner Assistance Program offices serving their area. In addition to a main office in each region, each county will have at least one application drop off location or satellite office. Additional satellite offices and application intake locations may be announced in the future.

For assistance, interested participants can email cdr@recovery.texas.gov or call 1-844-893-8937.


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