Meyerland Community Improvement Association
4999 W. Bellfort
Houston, TX  77035
  Phone  713-729-2167

Flood Recovery Grant Opportunity

On Wednesday, October 7th, the City of Houston’s Floodplain Management Office hosted a public meeting regarding the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), a program through which the City of Houston is applying for a grant in partnership with the Texas Department of Emergency Management. HMGP is a state-wide competitive program and funding is not guaranteed.

If the City of Houston is awarded HMGP funding, the grant will assist some qualified homeowners with the cost of either home elevation or demolition-reconstruction. Interested parties must submit all required documents before 5PM on Friday, November 6th to be considered for inclusion in the HMGP grant application.

Read more: Flood Recovery Grant Opportunity

Elevation Grant Opportunity Information

This presentation was recorded and you can view the video here

You may download the slides that accompanied the presentation here

The City of Houston, in partnership with Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), is applying for a FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant. Through this grant program, FEMA can provide funding to elevate qualifying flood-prone homes with highest priority to Severe Repetitive Loss and Repetitive Loss properties. The grant program is voluntary and not guaranteed for funding. You must have a current NFIP flood insurance policy to be eligible.

Read more: Elevation Grant Opportunity Information

Meyerland in the Chronicle

This article was published in the Sunday Chronicle on the first page. 

It discusses the changes taking place in Meyerland since the flood, including residents who are committed to saving and staying in their homes, increased construction and some comments from residents about what it is like to live in Meyerland. This isn't new to those of us the live here, but it showcases the struggles that many flood victims are still dealing with. 

You can read the entire article on the Houston Chronicle website.  

Community Information and Resource Workshops

Tuesday, July 7
FREE Panel Presentation with Q&A

Session 1 at 5:00 - 6:30pm
Session 2 at 7:00 - 8:30pm

The ERJCC, located at 5601 S. Braeswood, will be providing an informational night for homeowners whose homes were damaged in the flood.  Professionals with experience in remodeling flood damaged homes will be available as well as representatives from:

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New location for FEMA and SBA

The FEMA and SBA organizations have moved to another facility. The new location is at the Bayland Community Center found at 6400 Bissonet Street. They will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from  9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. At that location, both organizations will be able to answer your questions about your account or assist you with reporting and managing your loss.

Choose a Reputable Contractor

FROM THE GREATER HOUSTON BUILDERS ASSOCIATION....

With the recent flooding in the Houston area, there are scam artists posing as legitimate contractors who want to cheat you out of your money.

These "fly-by-night" operators often show up in communities impacted by natural disasters to try to scam distressed home owners into paying for shoddy repairs or work that they will never show up to perform.

Read more: Choose a Reputable Contractor

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