Texas GLO Homeowner Assistance and Reimbursement Programs (HARP) Open to Qualifying Pharr Residents
The City of Pharr has partnered with the Texas General Land Office (GLO) to remind citizens that funds for the Homeowners Assistance and Reimbursement Programs are still available. The initiative, which began a year ago, was created to assist local individuals who were impacted by the 2018-2019 floods in the Rio Grande Valley. Homeowners affected by the 2018/2019 disasters who live in the Rio Grande Valley Region (Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, and Willacy) and Southeast Texas Region (Chambers, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery, Orange, San Jacinto) are eligible for assistance.
“This funding is important to help those affected by flooding in our community,” said Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D. “If you had to make repairs to your home or are still living with the aftermath, please contact the GLO to start your application process today,” he added. “We want to make sure everyone gets the help they need before the funding runs out,” continued Hernandez.
Following severe flooding in 2018 and 2019 in South Texas and the Lower Rio Grande Valley, as well as Tropical Storm Imelda in Southeast Texas, the Texas General Land Office (GLO) received $137.8 million in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The Homeowner Assistance and Reimbursement Programs (HARP) provide for the repair or reconstruction of owner-occupied single-family houses, as well as reimbursement of up to $50,000.00 for specific repair expenses such as reconstruction, rehabilitation, or mitigation. HARP is a first-come, first-served service and GLO only covers for, repairs, or replaces objects that are part of the main house, not sheds, fences, pools, or landscaping.
For more information and how to apply, click here or call 1-844-893-8937. For an online application for the Homeowners Assistance and Reimbursement Programs, click here. Within 7 days of receiving the application, program staff will contact the applicant to request more information, if necessary. The applicant’s residence will be subjected to environmental analysis and damage assessment. GLO estimates the cost of repairs that were completed or need to be completed based on the cost of industry-standard materials. Once the application has been granted, a program staff member will inform the applicant of the help they are eligible for, including the reimbursable amount, scope of work, and construction time frame, if applicable.