HURRICANE HARVEY

DISASTER RELIEF INFORMATION

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Hurricane Harvey | Jimatthetop | Jim Pedicord | RE/MAX Top Realty Houston

RE/MAX Top Realty and I continue to keep you and your families, our friends, customers, clients and business associates in our thoughts and prayers as we all work through this tragedy together. We pray for your continued safety.

Here are some li
nks to sites with information on resources available to help us deal with the impact of Hurricane Harvey:
NOTE: Misinformation has been circulating on social media and in some news reports about a new law known as House Bill 1774—which was passed by the Texas Legislature this year and takes effect September 1, 2017—and the potential impact this law may have on affected property owners who will be filing claims on their homeowners insurance. 

For clarification issued by the Texas Association of Realtors
 Misinformation | Jimatthetop | Jim Pedicord | RE/MAX Top Realty Houston


FEMA Debunks various rumors surrounding Harvey
FEMA Debunks Rumors | Jimatthetop | Jim Pedicord | RE/MAX Top Realty Houston

Hurricane Harvey | Jimatthetop | Jim Pedicord | RE/MAX Top Realty Houston


Disaster Assistance | Jimatthetop | Jim Pedicord | RE/MAX Top Realty Houston
Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) has a page dedicated to Temporary Housing, both for those in need, and for any who can provide temporary housing. As emergency shelters close, the need will increase tremendously.
http://www.har.com/temporaryhousing


FHA | Jimatthetop | Jim Pedicord | RE/MAX Top Realty Houston
FHA 203h Home Loans For Disaster Victims

Borrowers must have a minimum FICO score of 500 to qualify under FHA loan guidelines, however higher lender standards may apply.

No down payment is required under this program.


The previous residence (owned or rented) must have been located in a PDMDA and destroyed or damaged to such an extent that reconstruction or replacement is necessary.  The purchased or reconstructed Property must be a Single Family Property or a unit in an FHA-approved Condominium Project.

For more information
 Disaster Assistance | Jimatthetop | Jim Pedicord | RE/MAX Top Realty Houston


Disaster Assistance | Jimatthetop | Jim Pedicord | RE/MAX Top Realty HoustonThe City Of Friendswood Emergency Management has published a Recovery Guide for residents of the city and others affected by Harvey.

To view or download:
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City of Houston Emergency Operations Center | Jimatthetop | Jim Pedicord | RE/MAX Top Realty Houston  



City of Houston Emergency Center website
http://www.houstonemergency.org

City of Houston | Jimatthetop | Jim Pedicord | RE/MAX Top Realty HoustonHouston Permitting Center
City Of Houston Storm Damage Repairs – information on building permit requirements for cleanup and repairs.
 https://edocs.publicworks.houstontx.gov/documents/divisions/planning/enforcement/storm_damage_repair_guidelines_english.pdf

City of Houston | Jimatthetop | Jim Pedicord | RE/MAX Top Realty HoustonFloodplain Management Office
The City has some additional specific requirements for repairing flood damage in a floodplain.

https://www.publicworks.houstontx.gov/notices/flood-damage-repair.html


Federal Government Disaster Assistance | Jimatthetop | Jim Pedicord | RE/MAX Top Realty Houston  

US Government Disaster Help and Resources

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/


Disaster Assistance | Jimatthetop | Jim Pedicord | RE/MAX Top Realty Houston

Drive Texas TxDOT Highway Conditions

https://drivetexas.org/


Disaster Assistance | Jimatthetop | Jim Pedicord | RE/MAX Top Realty Houston

Disaster relief information provided by the Red Cross

http://www.redcross.org/local/texas/gulf-coast/disaster-response/


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Brazoria County residents, emergency services management information
http://brazoriacountytx.gov/departments/emergency-management/harvey


Disaster Assistance | Jimatthetop | Jim Pedicord | RE/MAX Top Realty Houston
Galveston County residents, emergency services management information
http://gcoem.org/

Harris County Emergency Management | Jimatthetop | Jim Pedicord | RE/MAX Top Realty Houston

Harris County residents, emergency services management information
http://readyharris.org/


Disaster Assistance | Jimatthetop | Jim Pedicord | RE/MAX Top Realty Houston
Jefferson County residents, emergency services management information
https://www.co.jefferson.tx.us/em.htm


FEMA | Jimatthetop | Jim Pedicord | RE/MAX Top Realty Houston
FEMA -- (800) 621-3362

http://www.fema.gov


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Feed the Children -- (800) 672-4556
http://www.feedthechildren.org


Disaster Assistance | Jimatthetop | Jim Pedicord | RE/MAX Top Realty Houston
Salvation Army -- (888) 363-2769
http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/help-disaster-survivors/


Disaster Assistance | Jimatthetop | Jim Pedicord | RE/MAX Top Realty Houston

The Internal Revenue Service - relief is available for certain deadlines and penalties for taxpayers who reside or have a business in the disaster area; there are casualty loss provisions for federal income tax returns; some fees are waived; provisions have been made for donating paid leave to others affected by the disaster.
https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-relief-for-victims-of-hurricane-harvey-in-texas

James Pedicord
James Pedicord
Realtor