Texas Rebuilds (PREPS & DAHLR)
Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast from Corpus Christi and Rockport to Houston, Port Arthur and Beaumont in August 2017, dropping 24.5 trillion gallons of water and damaging or destroying hundreds of thousands of homes, schools, businesses and infrastructure.
PREPS ( Partial Repair and Essential Power for Sheltering)
Post Hurricane Harvey the GLO administered a Direct Housing Mission with financial and technical support from FEMA. The GLO incorporated PREPS, providing basic, emergency home repairs. The program did not include finish work. The purpose was to allow Texans to shelter in their home while they completed permanent repairs. These temporary repairs were available for homes that sustained less than $17,000 in FEMA verified loss. More than 15,000 homes received up to $20,000 in repairs including restored electricity, air conditioning/heating, hot water, debris removal, limited drywall and insulation, and restoring a functional bathroom and kitchen facilities.
DAHLR (Direct Assistance for Limited Home Repair)
The DALHR program was made available for Texans recovering from Hurricane Harvey. The program provided repairs to homes with moderate damages so applicants who lack available resources can live in their home again. FEMA determined if applicants were eligible and paired them with the best available housing solution to meet their individual needs. Direct home repairs were limited to real property components such as heating, plumbing, ventilation and air conditioning, walls, floors and ceilings.
- PREPS Consultant (contract position)
- DAHLR Consultant (contract position)