Houston City Council clears way for another 40 flood-prone homes to elevate
Another 40 flood-prone homes in Houston will be elevated with the help of federal dollars, after City Council agreed to receive $12.4 million in grant funds Wednesday.
The homes in Meyerland, Westbury, Spring Branch and other neighborhoods will be raised with, on average, $309,100 drawn from FEMA’s Flood Mitigation Assistance Program, with the homeowners each chipping in an average of $13,370 per property. All but $22,052 of the city’s costs will be covered by the federal grant.
“Initially the Texas Water Development Board said that we could only do 10 at a time, but since Harvey they’ve... read more
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