Hurry up ! The deadline is approaching to apply for the Homeowner Assistance and Reimbursement Program (HARP)

AUSTIN – The Texas General Land Office (GLO) announced on Tuesday that the Homeowner Assistance and Reimbursement Program (HARP) application will close at 5 p.m. on August 31, 2022. Applications are currently being reviewed in all jurisdictions. eligible counties affected by flooding in South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley in 2018 and 2019, as well as Tropical Storm Imelda in 2019. All potential applicants must submit their application by the deadline to be considered for the eligibility as long as funding is available.

HARP Applicant Coordinators are available to assist applicants with their applications. Applications can be submitted even if documents are missing, as HAP Applicant Coordinators continue to assist applicants who are missing documents. All documents are required to meet Federal Disaster Assistance requirements for eligibility.

The GLO has allocated $137.8 million in Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the repair or reconstruction of single-family homes occupied by the owner and reimbursement of up to $50,000 for certain out-of-pocket expenses incurred for reconstruction, rehabilitation or mitigation. Repayment of SBA loans are also eligible for repayment.

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HARP Regions:

  • South Texas and Rio Grande Valley ($66,196,000): Cameron, Jim Wells, Hidalgo, Willacy

  • Tropical Storm Imelda ($71,604,000): Chambers, Harris, Liberty, Jefferson, Montgomery, Orange, San Jacinto

A single request can be made for reimbursement and repair assistance. HARP is on a first-come, first-served basis and all owners are encouraged to apply immediately. HARP is only available for a primary residence (primary residence).

HARP regional offices will remain open and processing of applications will continue indefinitely until program funds are fully expended. New applicants can also call the Admissions Center toll-free line at 1-866-317-1998. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis, according to the priorities outlined in the regional housing guidelines. Submission of a complete application does not guarantee eligibility or availability of funding.

Prospective applicants should review the Homeowner Assistance and Reimbursement Programs Checklist to have all applicable documents ready before applying. Interested owners should visit recovery.texas.gov/harp to apply online or download a printable version of the application.

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