Houston City Councilmember Dave Martin would like to make residents aware that the City of Houston has launched its Homeowner Assistance Program (HoAP). The first step for residents interested in accessing the city’s recovery programs is to take the Harvey Recovery Survey at recovery.houstontx.gov/survey.

There are four upcoming mobile Hurricane Harvey recovery center events taking place in District E this month, with two in Kingwood. Intake specialists will be available Saturday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 27,11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods.

The District E office is continuing to look for more opportunities and will notify the community of additional dates and locations as more information becomes available.

The Recovery Survey is a tool to direct residents to the appropriate recovery program and to help the city prioritize those with urgent needs. No documentation is required to take the Recovery Survey and it takes less than 15 minutes to complete. While priority will be given to low- and moderate-income homeowners, assistance is available to homeowners of all income levels. An intake specialist will contact you after you complete the survey regarding next steps.

The city received $1.17 billion for housing recovery through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the State of Texas General Land Office. The recovery funds include the HoAP, which offers five program options including: reimbursement for completed repairs, homeowner-managed rehabilitation, city-managed rehabilitation and reconstruction, buyouts, and interim mortgage assistance.

For more information regarding this project, contact the Houston Recovery Center at 832-393-0550.

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