Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs - Building Homes and Strengthening Communities
Disaster Relief Application
  • For Units of Local Government, nonprofit organizations, and Public Housing Authorities only. If you are an individual seeking assistance, please refer to the list of disaster relief contracts at the bottom of this page to find out if an organization in your county has received funds.
  • Disaster Relief Application materials

HOME Disaster Relief

The HOME Disaster Relief program addresses recognized disasters. If you are seeking assistance for damages caused by Hurricane Rita or programs targeted to Katrina evacuees offered through the city of Houston and Harris County, visit CDBG Disaster Recovery.

In the unfortunate event of a natural disaster, the Department makes available deobligated HOME funds for disaster relief to communities in Texas that are non-Participating Jurisdictions. A Participating Jurisdiction receives HOME funds directly from the federal government and, therefore, would be ineligible.

These funds are awarded through the HOME Division's Housing Assistance Programs NOFA to local entities such as cities and counties or their designated nonprofits for distribution to individuals directly affected by the disaster. The program is designed to assist with home repair, rehabilitation, reconstruction, homebuyer assistance and tenant-based rental assistance of homes affected by a disaster. Assisted homeowners must have earnings at or below 80% of the Area Median Family Income (AMFI), as defined by HUD, must occupy the property as their principal residence and must have been directly affected by the disaster.

If you are interested in learning more about the program and the process of applying for funds to assist affected households in your community, please contact Sandy Garcia at 512-475-1391 or email sandy.garcia@tdhca.state.tx.us.