District 23 Rep. Mayes Middleton is hosting the Texas General Land Office to hold two fairs to assist residents of Galveston and Chambers counties in completing applications for the Homeowner Assistance Program. 

The first fair is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Middleton’s Galveston district office, 2101 Mechanic St. Suite 245, Galveston on Sept. 21. The second is also from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Middleton’s Chambers district office, 20136 B Interstate 10, Wallisville on Sept. 28. 

Program representatives will provide homeowners with completing a program application for assistance as well as answer any questions. The application process takes about 30 minutes. 

Hurricane Harvey caused devastation along the Gulf Coast including both Galveston and Chambers counties. 

According to the National Hurricane Center, record floods occurred over the lowlands in Chambers County along the Trinity River. Cedar Bayou came out of its banks in many locations. 

An estimated 3,000 homes were damaged, and numerous businesses had significant damage.

Catastrophic flooding was reported in League City, Friendswood and Dickinson in Galveston County.  At least 160,000 structures were flooded in both Harris and Galveston counties. 

Residents should check with the Homeowner Assistance Program Checklist at recovery.texas.gov/hap before attending. In addition, to schedule an appointment, call 1-844-893-8937.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.