HUD Allocates $220M in Grants for Texas’ COVID-19 Recovery Programs
Overview of Texas Covid Relief Plan Funding by HUD
Details of Texas Covid Recovery Plan Funding Thus Far
Funding for Texas includes $144 million through HUD’s CDBG program that may be used to construct medical facilities for testing and treatment, acquire a motel or hotel building to expand capacity of hospitals to accommodate isolation of patients during recovery, or replace HVAC systems to temporarily transform commercial buildings or closed school buildings into clinics or treatment centers. CDBG funds also may be used to support businesses manufacturing medical supplies, construct a group living facility to centralize patients undergoing treatment, and support other initiatives.
HUD Funding for More Homeless Shelters
Texas is set to receive $71.7 million through HUD’s Emergency Solutions Grant Program to build more emergency homeless shelters, operate emergency shelters, and provide other social services.
HUD will send $4.2 million to Texas through its Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program to help Americans with compromised immune systems.
List of HUD Allocations to Texas Cities Through the CARES Act
Some specific allocations to Texas’ metropolitan cities and counties are:
- Austin – $7.85 million;
- Dallas – $15.12 million;
- El Paso – $6.39 million;
- Fort Worth – $7.41 million;
- Houston – $24.69 million;
- San Antonio – $13.1 million;
- Harris County – $14.1 million; and,
- Hidalgo County – $7.75 million.
Texas also will receive $68.08 million in nonentitlement grants.