Housing and Community Development Department

Harvey Housing Assistance


Was your home damaged by Harvey? Listed below are some helpful resources to assist you in your recovery efforts. Check back often for updates.



The City of Houston is administering three FEMA housing assistance programs. Even if FEMA has denied your claim, we may be able to assist you.

Direct Assistance for Limited Home Repair (DALHR) 
The Direct Assistance for Limited Home Repair Program provides repairs for homeowners who previously applied and registered for FEMA assistance after Hurricane Harvey. This program is FEMA funded, but administered by the City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD). Repairs cover moderate damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, but are not intended to fully restore homes to pre-storm condition. For more information click here.

Direct Lease Housing Option 
Homeowners and renters whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Harvey may be eligible for FEMA’s Direct Lease Program. You must have previously registered with FEMA, and FEMA determines eligibility. For more information click here.

Manufactured Housing Units (MHU) and Recreational Vehicles (RV) 
Mobile homes or recreational vehicles may be available for homeowners who previously registered with FEMA after Hurricane Harvey. FEMA determines both eligibility and type of direct housing assistance available to the homeowner. For more information click here.

For more information on these housing assistance programs call 2-1-1.



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