Official figures from the State of Texas show that fewer than 500 homes have been repaired or rebuilt under the State of Texas Hurricane Ike/Dolly disaster recovery program as of this week, the 3rd anniversary of Hurricane Ike. A minimum of $1.7 billion in available federal funds provided to the state are aside for housing repair and rebuilding.
The State of Texas is carrying out the home repair program through eighteen sub-receipents of the federal funding. The homes are a mixture of mobile homes and conventionally constructed houses.
Sub-receipent # Houses Complete City of Houston 5 East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) 0 Harris County 51 South East Texas Regional Planning Commission 109 Montgomery County 18 Liberty County 8 Brazos Valley Affordable Housing Corporation 0 City of Galveston 57 Fort Bend County 0 Chambers County 11 Cameron County 15 Deep East Texas Council of Governments 25 City of Brownsville 0 Galveston County 130 City of Mission 6 Houston-Galveston Area Council of Governments 35 Willacy County 8 Hidalgo County 19 TOTAL 497