Time is running out! The deadline for applying for the Homeowner Assistance and Reimbursement Program (HARP) is approaching

AUSTIN – The Texas General Land Office (GLO) announced 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 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 applications before the deadline to be considered. as long as funding is available.

HARP applicant coordinators are available to assist applicants in completing their applications. Applications can be submitted even if documentation is missing, as HAP applicant coordinators continue to assist applicants who are missing documents. All documents are required to meet federal disaster relief 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) to repair or rebuild owner-occupied single-family homes and reimburse up to $50,000 for certain-of-pocket costs incurred for reconstruction, rehabilitation, or mitigation. Repayment of SBA loans is also eligible for reimbursement.

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HARP regions:

  • South Texas and the 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

One application can be submitted for reimbursement and repair assistance. HARP is first come, first served and all homeowners are encouraged to apply immediately. HARP is only available for a main residence (main residence).

HARP’s regional offices will remain open and application processing will continue indefinitely until program funds are fully utilized. New applicants may also call the toll free central line at 1-866-317-1998. Applications will be considered for a first come, first served basis, according to the priorities set out in the regional housing guidelines. Submitting a complete application does not guarantee eligibility or availability of funding.

Potential applicants should review the Homeowners’ Tools and Reimbursements Checklist to have all applicable documents ready before applying. Interested homeowners must visit recovery.texas.gov/harp to submit an application online or download a printable version of the application.

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