The GLO is federally required to post this amendment for a 14-day public comment period.
The amendment pertains to funding allocated to Harris County by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to the release.
The amendment includes the following changes requested by Harris County:
- Harris County Voluntary Buyout Program decreased to $11.79 million
- Harris County Mandatory Buyout Program increased to $15.1 million
- Harris County Affordable Rental Program supplemental increased to $16.59 million
The GLO is federally required to post this amendment for a 14-day public comment period. The amendment information is available to the public for public comments here. All comments should be submitted to [email protected] by 5 p.m. March 13 to be considered. Per federal requirements, the GLO must respond to public comments before the amendment can be sent to HUD for final approval.
Community Impact previously reported $750 million in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation funds were part of an amendment to the GLO’s state action plan to invest in infrastructure improvement in areas damaged by Hurricane Harvey.
However, after GLO announced both Harris County and the city of Houston were excluded from the list of recipients in a competition for CDBG funds despite having a combined 51% of the population eligible for the grant, changes were requested.