Houston City Council to vote on $400 million for repairs, construction

About a year and a half ago, torrential rainfall came down on the City of Houston and caused flooding throughout the area. Now the city wants to help the neighborhoods most heavily impacted.

Today Houston City Council will vote on six contractors to help with housing and construction needs as well as repairs and reimbursements. Dwight Boykins, District D representative, says those interested in receiving assistance will have to go through a process with the Houston Recovery Center. A disaster recovery group will also be mobilized and go door-to-door to help assist one’s needs.

The $400 million of assistance consists of federal money from HUD which was allocated to the state and then distributed to Houston by the General Land Office.

“We will be able to move forward with $400 million that are federal HUD dollars to help hurricane Harvey victims and we are excited for the people in my area District D are looking forward to these dollars and we just hope we can get it passed today,” says City Councilman Dwight Boykins.

Houston City Council will meet at 9 a.m.