A HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency

Rescue & Restore: Helping Homeowners Through Harvey's Aftermath

Disaster Recovery Program Guidelines

Program Overview

Legacy CDC was selected to perform design and construction management services in an effort to rehabilitate homes that were damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

The program aims to repair, reconstruct or mitigate damaged homes in Orangefield, Nome,Hardin County, Orange County, Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas. Legacy will provide housing opportunities, education, supportive services, and referrals to create stable, self-sufficient families in the after math of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

The goal of these services is to change the community and bring hope to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Work will include: Evaluating damaged property, Providing environmental reviews, Preparing plans, specifications and job cost estimates, and Administering construction oversight.

Hurricane Harvey struck Southeast Texas in August 2017, causing an estimated $125 billion of damage according to the National Hurricane Center.

Eligibility Requirements for Legacy's Recovery Funds

The purpose of these funds is to facilitate the rebuilding and repair of over 160 homes for clients who fit the following criteria:

  • The client owns the damaged home. The client possesses a clear title, is not at risk of foreclosure and owned it before Hurricane Harvey.
  • The client does not own additional homes, and the damaged structure is their primary residence.
  • The client agrees to remain in the home for five years, or to repay the value of work performed at the time of sale/transfer of the asset.
  • The client cannot afford market rate contractors and has demonstrated financial inability to afford market rate construction services.
  • The client does not earn more than 120% of area median income.