Rep. Gene Green Applauds HUD Disaster Recovery Grants Awarded to Houston and Texas
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Gene Green (TX-29) released the following statement in response to U.S. Department of Housing and Development (HUD) announcing it would award Texas more than $ 5 billion, and $62 million for the City of Houston, in community development block grants to support long-term disaster recovery. The grants come from a $28 billion disaster relief fund created by Congress under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.
“I am glad that HUD has acted and awarded Houston and Texas with these critical block grants to help our communities rebuild from Hurricane Harvey. Tens of thousands of Texans in Houston and Harris County are still in great need for housing and assistance, months after Harvey made landfall. Federal and state officials need to ensure that these resources will be deployed as soon as possible to help disaster victims in greatest need and help prepare Houston and Harris County for the next major storm.”
“There is still more that we can do for our communities affected by this disaster. I will continue to work with my colleagues to assure that our hardest hit communities receive the assistance they need from all levels of government.”