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Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast from Corpus Christi and Rockport to Houston, Port Arthur and Beaumont in August 2017, dropping 24.5 trillion gallons of water and damaging or destroying hundreds of thousands of homes, schools, businesses and infrastructure.

Hurricane Harvey relief through the Texas General Land Office is locally led, state supported and federally funded.

Hurricane Harvey County Recovery Updates: Please click the following link to access the most up-to-date dashboards for Hurricane Harvey impacted areas -

State Action Plan

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General Harvey Housing Info
General Harvey Housing
MHU or RV Maintenance Info
MHU or RV Maintenance
Partial Repair and Essential Power for Sheltering (PREPS)

Direct Housing Solutions

Direct Housing Solutions in Texas are locally led, state supported and federally funded. State and local officials are making decisions about rebuilding in ways that best meet the needs of their communities, with technical assistance from the federal government.

Solutions include:

Direct Leasing enables local governments to lease a property that would not generally be available to the public, such as corporate lodging. Local governments enter into lease agreements on behalf of individuals or households.


Manufactured Housing Units and travel trailers/ or RVs are placed on private land or commercial pads. Ordinances, permitting and floodplain requirements must be met.


Multi-family Lease and Repair provides direct assistance to repair or improve existing multi-family housing, in order to provide more housing for survivors. Properties must have three or more units, with each unit providing complete living facilities for cooking, eating and sanitation. Hotels and extended-stay lodging are not eligible at this time.


Direct Assistance for Limited Home Repair (DALHR) provides permanent repairs to homes with moderate damage in areas where alternative housing is not available or is not cost-effective. FEMA will determine eligibility for such permanent housing construction on a case-by-case basis.

Emergency Sheltering Solution

Partial Repair and Essential Power for Sheltering (PREPS) supplements emergency sheltering when communities are faced with needs that significantly exceed existing capacity. Provides temporary repairs, such as water and power restoration, and allows homeowners to remain in their homes and their communities as they complete permanent repairs to their homes. Eligibility will be determined after individuals and households register.

Example video demonstrating level of repairs under the PREPS program:
Example video demonstrating level of repairs under the DALHR program: