A Texas General Land Office program meant to help people rebuild houses damaged during Hurricane Harvey will stop accepting applications at the end of the year.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

Harvey Housing Recovery

As of Nov. 7, 2019, the Texas General Land Office had helped rebuild more than three dozen homes in Galveston County through its Hurricane Harvey Homeowner Assistance Program. There are still hundreds of homeowners whose applications are still being reviewed, or whose applications the land office considers incomplete. 

The land office on Wednesday announced that Texans have until Dec. 31 to submit completed applications.

 Galveston County Texas
Total Applications 1,602 13,978
Homes completed 38 264
Under construction 37 622
Approved - Pending construction 128 772
Applications Under Review 697 3,462
Applications started, but incomplete 646 3,742
Determined ineligible 56 2,084


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Randy Chapman

This whole program is a farce. Again, it's to line the pockets of builders. Homes that were not flooded are being replaced at taxpayer expense, even though the only issue they have is lack of homeowner maintenance, often referred to as deferred maintenance. So basically, if you have allowed your home to fall apart around you, the taxpayers will give you a new home at no cost. SMH[thumbdown]

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