A Message from the City of Friendswood

Tue, October 23, 2018

Below are two links regarding Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds. Following Harvey, the State was awarded approximately $5 Billion for recovery purposes. Harris County and the City of Houston received  direct allocations while other areas fall into a larger pot of funds through the General Land Office (GLO). Due to Harris County receiving a direct allocation, Friendswood residents will apply to different programs based on what County they live in.

Please pass this information on to anyone in your congregation or in the community that still needs assistance getting back into their homes. There will be a variety of programs available in which residents will apply directly to either Harris County or the GLO. Programs may be able to fund repairs or reimburse homeowners for out of pocket expenses for repairs already completed. There are income restrictions on many of the programs. 

For those that live in Galveston County:
https://evogov.s3.amazonaws.com/media/124/media/181114.pdf

For those that live in Harris County:
https://evogov.s3.amazonaws.com/media/124/media/181112.pdf 

Respectfully,
Steven Simmons
City of Friendswood
Deputy Fire Marshal
Fire Marshal’s Office / Office of Emergency Management
(281) 996-3335
ssimmons@ci.friendswood.tx.us