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May 2015

Public Meeting for the Draft Action Plan for Disaster Recovery - 2015 Flood Events

The City of Houston's Draft Action Plan for Disaster Recovery 2015 Flood Events (Draft Plan) serves as an application for $66.5 million in federal funds associated with disasters declared on May 29, 2015 and on November 25, 2015. The Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) is conducting a public meeting to solicit ongoing input and feedback on its Draft Plan. During this meeting, HCDD will continue the dialogue started during the public hearing held on Thursday, August 18, 2016, provide additional information on planning efforts, and conduct an interactive survey regarding unmet needs.

PUBLIC MEETING
Thursday, September 8, 2016
6-8 p.m.
Houston Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center
815 Crosby Street, Houston, TX 77019
ADA Accessible. Limited free parking is available.
For public transportation use METRO: 40, 41

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Public Hearing for the Draft Action Plan for Disaster Recovery - 2015 Flood Events

The City of Houston Draft Action Plan for Disaster Recovery-2015 Flood Events (Draft Plan) serves as an application for $66,560,000 in federal funds to help with recovery costs associated with severe storms and flooding in May and November of 2015. Residents are invited to attend the public hearing and/or comment on the Draft Plan and proposed activities for impacted areas of Houston.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
6-8 p.m.
City Hall Annex, 900 Bagby, Houston, TX 77002

For additional information about the public hearing or to request special arrangements (interpreter, sign language, CART for the hearing impaired), contact Paula Jackson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 832.394.6181.

View the Draft Plan at the following locations:

The public comment period extends from August 9, 2016 through August 23, 2016. Comments may be submitted by email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by mail: City of Houston-HCDD, ATTN: Mary Itz, 601 Sawyer, Suite 400, Houston, Texas 77007. Responses to public comments will be included in the final Plan.

 

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Informational Meeting

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center
5601 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston, TX 77096

  • The City of Houston, in partnership with Texas Department of Emergency Management, is applying for FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) grant to assist qualified homeowners with the cost of mitigating flood prone properties.
  • Homeowners may choose to request funding for home elevation or demolition-reconstruction
  • HMGP is a state wide competitive program and funding is not guaranteed.
  • HMGP is a separate grant opportunity from the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program which was recently submitted to FEMA.
  • At this meeting, an update on the status of the FEMA grant application will be provided
  • Please note that interested homeowners must submit all required documents before 5p.m. November 6, 2015 to be considered for inclusion in the HMGP grant application.

For more information about submittals please visit www.houstonrecovers.org

Questions?
City of Houston Floodplain Management Office
Houston Permitting Center - 1002 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77002
832-394-8854 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Notice of Voluntary Interest for Flood Mitigation Grant

If you are interested in applying for a Flood Mitigation Grant from FEMA through the City of Houston, please fill out the following form and either:

1) Take the form to the ERJCC Wednesday, July 15, 2015, from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

OR

2) Scan it and email the Flood Management Office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

There is a really tight deadline.  The full application must be completed and in to the City by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 17, 2015.

 

If you have questions, please call the number on the attached Notice of Voluntary Interest form or speak to the Flood Management Office representatives at the ERJCC.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 April 2016 12:37
 

Final round of storm debris collection

The Solid Waste Department has begun its final round of storm debris collection for residents impacted by the extreme weather over Memorial Day weekend. In District C, pickup will be based on the following schedule:

Monday, July 20, 2015
Northwest Region

(west of I-45 North and north of I-10 West)

Monday, July 27, 2015
Southwest Region

(west of 288 South and south of I-10 West)

Residents must have all debris curbside by 7AM on their designated day of collection and items should be placed away from fire hydrants, mailboxes, power lines, and other objects that will obstruct safe pickup. Debris should be sorted into the following categories when possible:

  • Appliances: air conditioners, dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, and water heaters
  • Construction and Demolition Debris: building materials, carpet, drywall, furniture, lumber, mattresses, and plumbing
  • Electronics: computers, radios, stereos, televisions, and other devices with a cord
  • Household Hazardous Waste: cleaning supplies, batteries, lawn chemicals, oils, oil-based paints, stains, and pesticides
  • Vegetative Debris: leaves (do not put in bags), logs, plants, tree branches

Please note that normal household trash and bagged debris of any kind will not be picked up with storm debris.

 
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