Invitation to GLO/AECOM Homeowner Assistance Program Design Meetings

Nov 7, 2018Disaster Recovery, Featured News

Post-Hurricane Harvey Homeowner Assistance Program Design Meetings
for Southeast Texas Public Officials and Recovery Leaders


Dear SETX Stakeholder,

The Texas General Land Office and AECOM – the vendor charged with executing the state’s Post-Hurricane Harvey long-term Homeowner Assistance Program (HAP) across Southeast Texas – will be hosting a series of program design meetings in November. The purpose of the meetings will be to inform and hear from community leaders working in areas affected by the disaster.

During these meetings, GLO/AECOM representatives will present an overview of the state’s forthcoming Homeowner Assistance Program, the methods used to determine unmet needs, and outline proposed strategies to reach families who have outstanding housing assistance needs. We will also solicit feedback on these items to help inform the final design of the Homeowner Assistance Program for our region. AECOM has prepared Regional Housing Guidelines and Regional Needs Assessment guidance documents for the HAP implementation in our region. These draft documents are posted on the GLO recovery website ( through November 18, 2018 for public review and comment. We encourage you to review these documents and provide feedback, either in writing via the website or in person at any of the meetings listed below.

Elected officials, governmental staff, volunteer agency liaisons, nonprofit disaster recovery representatives, VOAD representatives, and community organization representatives from listed counties are encouraged to attend to provide their perspectives and recommendations.

** Participants may attend whichever regional meeting is most convenient. Feel free to forward this invitation to any stakeholders not already included.
** Please be advised that Program Information Meetings for the public will be scheduled in the coming weeks.

Post-Hurricane Harvey Homeowner Assistance Program

Stakeholder/Program Design Consultation Meetings for Southeast Texas

Hardin County
Date: Friday, November 9, 2018
Time: 9:00AM – 11:00AM
Location: Hardin County Courthouse – Kountze, Texas

Jefferson County
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 2:00PM- 4:00PM
Location: Jefferson County Courthouse, Commissioner’s Courtroom – Beaumont, Texas

Orange County
Date: Friday, November 16, 2018
Time: 9:00AM to 11:00AM
Location: Orange County Expo Center – Orange, Texas

Thank you for your dedication to recovery efforts in Southeast Texas. We look forward to seeing you at one of these meetings. If you would like to rsvp or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at or (512) 921-8531.

Rhonda Masters
Community Outreach Coordinator/IGR
Community Development & Revitalization
Texas General Land Office
GEORGE P. BUSH, Commissioner