Houston Housing Department Increases Staff To Deliver On Post-Harvey Recovery

It is adding five experts on disaster recovery, affordable housing and finance

Houston in August 2017 days after Hurricane Harvey hit.

The City of Houston’s Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) announced Wednesday it is adding five experts on disaster recovery, affordable housing and finance to its staff as part of the ongoing efforts related to the post-Harvey recovery.

According to a news release from the HCDD, the experts will focus on meeting the extensive short-term housing needs of Harvey survivors and preparing for the long-term federal disaster recovery funds expected to be available for Houston in late summer.

“We have to ramp up if we are to meet the needs of our residents who still cannot return to their homes,” noted Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.

Tom McCasland, director of the HCDD, said the department strategically selected the new staff to fill gaps and increase capacity in the fields of finance, disaster recovery, policy development, constituent services and compliance.

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