Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs - Building Homes and Strengthening Communities

Hurricane Harvey Housing Portal

The information on this page is intended for use by Texas households impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Register for FEMA Assistance

Homeowners and renters in federally declared disaster areas are encouraged to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”).

FEMA assistance may include grants to help pay for temporary housing and essential home repairs, as well as other serious disaster-related needs such as medical and dental expenses.

Register for FEMA assistance:

Homeowner Recovery Resources

Impacted Texas homeowners may be eligible for single family home repair, reconstruction, new construction, demolition, acquisition, down-payment assistance and relocation help through the Texas General Land Office (“GLO”). Please contact the GLO for more information.

Texas General Land Office

c/o Community Development and Revitalization

P.O. Box 12873

Austin, TX 78711-2873

1-844-893-8937

CDR@GLO.Texas.Gov

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Tenant Resources

  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”):
    • If you lived in public housing, a Section 8 unit, or have a Housing Choice Voucher contact HUD and the housing provider that assisted you before the disaster.
      • Public housing residents and Housing Choice Voucher holders call 1-800-955-2232
      • Section 8 unit residents may call 1-800-685-8470
      • Contact HUD for information on federally subsidized rental housing programs including providers in your area, Call HUD toll free at 1-800-955-2232 or 1-800-685-8470.
    • Please direct questions about HUD-subsidized housing to:
      • The local public housing authority: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/pha/contacts/tx; or
      • A HUD office in Texas:

        Toll Free:    800-955-2232 or 866-641-8102

        TTY:           800-877-8339

        Email:         TX_WebManager@hud.gov

        Hours:        8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

        Regional and Field Offices:

        HUD Fort Worth Regional Office

        801 Cherry Street, Unit 45, Suite 2500

        Fort Worth, TX 76102

        Phone: 817-978-5600    

        Fax: 817-978-5569

         

        HUD Houston Field Office

        1301 Fannin Street, Suite 2200

        Houston, TX 77002

        Phone: 713-718-3199

        Fax: 713-718-3225

        HUD San Antonio Field Office

        615 E. Houston Street, Suite 347

        San Antonio, TX 78205-2001

        Phone: 210-475-6800    

        Fax: 210-472-6804

         

  • Texas Apartment Association: Resources for finding available housing, not limited to apartments funded by TDHCA, so some apartments may not be reduced rent housing options at https://www.taa.org/resources/hurricane-harvey-disaster-relief-resources/

Multifamily Rental Housing Options

Displaced households seeking affordable, reduced rent housing options may search the following databases that may include properties that observe rent and income limits, and may or may not accept Section 8 Vouchers.

Households are encouraged to contact each property for vacancy and income eligibility information, and to apply for occupancy.

Long-Term Disaster Recovery

The Texas General Land Office is the lead state agency for managing the State's Hurricane Harvey recovery funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (“HUD”) Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (“CDBG-DR”) Program. Please contact the GLO for more information.

Texas General Land Office

c/o Community Development and Revitalization

P.O. Box 12873

Austin, TX 78711-2873

1-844-893-8937

CDR@GLO.Texas.Gov

TexasRebuilds.com

 

The information provided on this page is provided as a courtesy for informational purposes only, and nothing on this page is either a legal opinion or a complete statement of the laws or administrative rules of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. In any conflict between this information and Texas laws or administrative rules, the laws and administrative rules shall prevail.