DISASTER RELIEF INFORMATION
JimattheTop Blog | Jim Pedicord | RE/MAX Top Realty Houston | 713-558-2537
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.
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
The City Of Friendswood Emergency Management has published a Recovery Guide for residents of the city and others affected by Harvey.
To view or download:
City of Houston Emergency Center website
Houston Permitting Center
City Of Houston Storm Damage Repairs – information on building permit requirements for cleanup and repairs.
Floodplain Management Office
The City has some additional specific requirements for repairing flood damage in a floodplain.
US Government Disaster Help and Resources
Drive Texas TxDOT Highway Conditions
Disaster relief information provided by the Red Cross
Brazoria County residents, emergency services management information
Galveston County residents, emergency services management information
Harris County residents, emergency services management information
Jefferson County residents, emergency services management information
Texas Hurricane Harvey Recovery Guide (Nov 14, 2017)
FEMA -- (800) 621-3362
Feed the Children -- (800) 672-4556
Salvation Army -- (888) 363-2769
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.