2016 Disaster Recovery

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Fort Bend County Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery 2016

Disaster Recovery 2016

According to the Texas General Land office (GLO), in April and May of 2016, rainstorms caused catastrophic flooding in Fort Bend County. The Brazos River experienced severe flood levels and the rain caused stream, bayou, and street flash flooding throughout the County. The flooding events of 2016 caused hundreds of families and/or thousands of persons to be evacuated and unable to return to their damaged homes. Homes, businesses and public infrastructure flooding resulted in unprecedented damage throughout the county, leading to two Presidential disaster declarations. As part of these declarations, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated funds to the state of Texas through the GLO for long-term recovery in the form of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds.

For the next several months, the Fort Bend County Community Development Department’s additional mission is to assist homeowners who were impacted by the flood events of 2016. Homeowners whose homes were in the floodway and the floodplain will eligible to apply for assistance through the 2016 Buyout and Housing Rehabilitation Programs. These programs are funded by the Texas General Land Office.

 

Public Information

 

Voluntary Homeowner Buyout Program

 

Homeowner Assistance Program

 

Other Information

 

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), the Fort Bend County Community Development Department will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Persons with vision or hearing impairments or other individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids and services may contact the department at (281) 341-4410 regarding reasonable accommodations for the meeting. This venue is accessible for persons with physical disabilities. Spanish language translators are available at the meeting for persons with Limited English Proficiency. Persons requiring other language translators must contact the department at least 48 hours prior to the meeting at (281) 341-4410 to request translation services for the meeting.

 

 

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