September 8, 2017      2:56 PM
Lawmakers dismayed by the limited housing funds available for Harvey relief
TDHCA has about $3.5 million available, but that must be divided up among affected counties. Some counties will get as little as $50,000; Harris County will get $1 million
lawmakers appeared dismayed by the limited funding the Texas Department of Housing and
Community Affairs has cobbled together to address Hurricane Harvey.
members on the dais this week, including Chair Rep. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, are dealing directly with the damage
left by what is now being called the biggest disaster ever in the state of
Texas. Today’s hearing was intended to update what various agencies, including TDHCA,
could bring to the table in terms of funding.
By Kimberly Reeves