Hurricane Ike Disaster Recovery Program
722 Moody (21st Street)
6th Floor - Housing Department
Galveston, Texas 77550
Intake Office-Toll Free: 1-(877)221-8215
Fax Number (409)877-7623
Welcome to the Galveston County Hurricane Ike Website!
The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is the designated administrator of a Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Development (HUD) under Public Law 110-329. The GLO is the agency responsible for the administration of these disaster funds allocated for Hurricane Ike Recovery. The GLO contracted with Galveston County to administer these funds at the local level and to provide relief for those people impacted by Hurricane Ike or Dolly while addressing recognized impediments to affirmatively furthering fair housing as required under the Fair Housing Act. Assistance will be provided under a variety of housing activities including rehabilitation, reconstruction, new construction, and demolition of homeowner and rental housing units.
The primary objective of the Program is to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the hurricane-impacted areas through the provision of activities designed to mitigate storm damage that occurred as a result of Hurricanes Ike and Dolly, as well as any future hurricanes.
A second objective is to ensure that the housing needs of very low, low, and moderate-income households are assisted with housing in no less than the proportion to the relative percentages of the overall populations which suffered housing damage within the communities being served.
A third objective is to prioritize the provision of decent, safe and sanitary housing for elderly and disabled populations with an emphasis on housing choice and design to reduce maintenance and insurance costs as well as provide for the provision of independent living options.
The Program shall be under the direct supervision of James Gentile, Galveston County Director of Housing & Economics, or his designee.