The Houston Housing and Community Development Department is seeking input on the draft Winter Storm Uri Action Plan

Houston, Texas– More than a year after a winter storm battered Texas, the city of Houston is still grappling with the long-term effects of the freeze that caused damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure.

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The Houston Housing and Community Development Department held a virtual meeting Tuesday, giving residents an opportunity to provide input on a draft action plan and budget. During the meeting, the HCDD will also provide information on the repair approval process, long-term disaster recovery programs, disaster effects and community resilience.

According to a July 15 CitizensNet news item, the city will receive over $30 million in long-term disaster recovery grants that will be used to manage the effects of the winter storm and improve resilience to future disaster events.

In March 2021, a month after the storm, the Houston City Council approved a series of $9.9 million infrastructure repairs. The money was to be spent on nearly 20 projects ranging from installing generators in water supply systems to repairing water pipes.

To join the meeting, residents can either join the Microsoft Teams link or watch the Facebook live stream at @HoustonHCDD. Those unable to attend the session can provide feedback through a resident survey or send comments to hcddplanning@houstontx.gov.


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