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December 16, 2011

Public Comment Period Extended Regarding
Hurricane Ike Recovery Non-Housing Funds

The City of Houston's Public Works and Engineering Department (PWE) is extending the public comment period for the non-housing (infrastructure) portion of the City's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Round 2 application until 8 p.m. on December 20, 2011. Comments should be submitted to Carol Haddock, PWE, Planning and Development Division, 611 Walker, 18th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002 or emailed to

The full application is available for review at:, and at the Central Branch of the Houston Public Library located at 500 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77002.

For additional information contact PWE at 832.395.3090.

Public Hearing on the
Fair Housing Activity Statement - Texas (FHAST)

As a requirement for the Disaster Recovery Round 2, Phase 2 Application, the City of Houston will hold a Public Hearing to discuss the City's Fair Housing Activity Statement - Texas (FHAST) approved by the General Land Office.

Please join the Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) and PWE for a joint public hearing on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at the City Hall Annex City Council Chambers, located at 900 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas 77002 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For public transportation to City Hall Annex, use METRO bus lines: 6, 18, 36, 40, 50.

The public is invited to provide comments on any proposed changes to the City's FHAST by:

  1. Attending the public hearing and signing up to provide comments; or
  2. Mailing written comments to Peggy Colligan, HCDD, 601 Sawyer Street, Houston, Texas 77007.

The public has until 4 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2012, to submit comments for FHAST. The FHAST and the public hearing announcement can be found on the HCDD website at

For additional information contact HCDD at 713.868.8300.

For more informaton about HCDD, see For more information about PWE, see

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