Governor Greg Abbott remains in regular contact with leaders in Congress and the administration, advocating the necessity for funding to rebuild Texas.
Governor Greg Abbott extended the State Disaster Declaration for Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. All Texas counties declared disaster areas will continue to be eligible for assistance as they recover and rebuild after the storm. There are currently 60 counties included in the state disaster declaration.
The U.S. Economic Development Association, in partnership with the International Economic Development Council, is working with the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service to provide assistance to communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey through a network of volunteers with experience and expertise in economic development.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has granted Texas’ request to extend the deadline for Transitional Sheltering Assistance for victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Hotlines have been established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Texas General Land Office for individuals affected by Hurricane Harvey with questions and concerns relating to direct housing issues.
As recovery continues in communities across the Gulf Coast Region and beyond, the State of Texas continues to work with our federal partners to cut red tape and secure more and faster funding. We are committed to working by your side for as long as it takes to help you rebuild critical public infrastructure in your community — roads, bridges, schools and other public facilities — damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey or the flooding that followed.
Through this site for officials from the impacted communities, we will continue to provide you with current, reliable information, to help you navigate state and federal resources and to celebrate milestones achieved.
We encourage you to share information with your community about housing options through TexasRebuilds.com.
We are grateful to serve the people of this state. Together, we will rebuild Texas—even stronger than before.
God bless you all.
Gov. Greg Abbott Commissioner John Sharp
Assistance for Individuals
Thank you for your interest in the Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas. Through this website, we provide resources and information to local entities and officials relating to the repair, restoration, and reconstruction of public facilities and infrastructure damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey.
If you are in need of individual assistance, please visit disasterassistance.gov.
For housing-related issues, please visit TexasRebuilds.com.
For other questions and information, visit gov.texas.gov/hurricane.
In the Media
Abbott announces $100k donation in flooring and funds for Aransas Pass middle school – Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Abbott extends disaster declaration for Harvey-hit areas – Houston Chronicle
Abbott: Testing requirements should be dropped for Harvey-hit schools – Austin American-Statesman
After 3 months, removal of Harvey debris nears end – Houston Chronicle
Texas seeks $61 billion to ‘future proof’ before next great storm – Associated Press
Texas dedicates $90 million to supplement federal aid for debris cleanup – Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Texas officials to seek billions more for Harvey infrastructure repairs – Houston Chronicle
Credit where Hurricane Harvey recovery credit is due – Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Texas attorney general opens investigation into Harvey debris removal companies – The Texas Tribune
State creates mental health task force for Harvey-affected schools – Glen Rose Reporter
Gov. Abbott on Hurricane Harvey recovery: ‘We have a need for speed’ – Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Hurricane Harvey affected everyone – The Victoria Advocate
Gov. Greg Abbott to visit Coastal Bend citites – Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Abbott and Texans in Congress request $18.7 billion more in Harvey aid – The Texas Tribune
Laws? We don’t need no stinking laws – if they hamper Texas hurricane recovery – The Dallas Morning News
Video: A conversation with John Sharp, Harvey recovery czar – The Texas Tribune
Governor applauds TxDOT efforts in removal of hurricane debris – Austin American-Statesman