It's been eight months since Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston and the surrounding regions. The Texas General Land Office has released its plan to distribute $5 billion in federal block grants for disaster relief.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development set the money for relief in November, and after the GLO has submitted what they plan to do with the money, it is open for a two-week public comment period. Once people have let the government know what they think of the GLO's plan, HUD has to approve it before the money can be distributed.

The approval process has taken months in the past, according to GLO press secretary Brittany Eck, but they are doing everything they can in order to expedite the process.

The plan allocates the $5 billion to eight different programs that the GLO will administer and oversee. The largest allocation of $1.4 billion will go to the Single Family Homeowner Assistance program, which aims to help homeowners with rehabilitation and reconstruction after Harvey.

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April 13, 2018

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