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Commissioners Court Regular Meeting
Goes Live on YouTube on May 19th
 @ 9:00 a.m.

Click to view the Live Feed.

Homeowner Assistance and Reimbursement Programs (HARP)

 

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) allocated $137.8 million in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for housing and reimbursement recovery following severe flooding in 2018 and 2019 in South Texas and the Lower Rio Grande Valley as well as Tropical Storm Imelda in Southeast Texas.

The Homeowner Assistance and Reimbursement Programs (HARP) provide:

• Repair or reconstruction of owner-occupied single-family homes.

• Reimbursement up to $50,000 for certain out-of-pocket expenses incurred for repairs including reconstruction, rehabilitation, or mitigation.

Repayment of SBA loans is also eligible for reimbursement.

Residents in the following counties are eligible for assistance: Cameron, Chambers, Harris, Hidalgo, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Liberty, Montgomery, Orange, San Jacinto, Willacy.

For more information:

Homeowner Assistance and Reimbursement Programs (HARP) Overview

Texas Homeowner Assistance Fund

Thu, 19 May 2022
Jim Wells County is considering applying to the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) for the 2022 Colonia Construction Fund Services of the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program. Accordingly, Jim Wells County is seeking to contract with a qualified construction/planning consultant to assist in applying and, if funded, in fulfilling contractual compliance with TDA. Proposals must be rece...Read more...
Thu, 19 May 2022
Jim Wells County is considering applying to the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) for the 2022 Colonia Construction Fund Services of the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program. Accordingly, Jim Wells County is seeking to contract with a qualified Engineering/Architectural/Surveying firm(s) to assist in applying and, if funded, in fulfilling contractual compliance with TDA. Proposals m...Read more...
Thu, 19 May 2022
The County of Jim Wells plans to apply for the upcoming 2018 South Texas Floods CDBG-DR-4377 (2018 Floods) program(s) from the Texas General Land Office (GLO). Accordingly, the County is seeking to contract with a qualified Engineering/Architectural/Surveying Firm (individual/firm) to prepare all preliminary and final design plans and specifications, and to conduct all necessary interim and final ...Read more...
Thu, 19 May 2022
The County of Jim Wells plans to apply for 2018 South Texas Floods CDBG-DR-4377 (2018 Floods) from the Texas General Land Office (GLO) and is soliciting proposals to provide administration and/or planning services for CDBG contract(s), if awarded. Proposals must be received by the County no later than 2:00 p.m. on May 31st, 2022, to be considered. The County reserves the right to negotiate with an...Read more...
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Burn Ban

County Burn Ban In Effect
(May 19, 2022)

Order Prohibiting Outdoor Burning To Include Prescribed Burn Criteria
(May 19, 2022)

Disaster Declaration Related to Wildfires
(March 31, 2022)

COVID-19 Information

Information regarding the Coronavirus
(Updated on May 4
, 2022)

Jim Wells County - COVID-19 Travel Advisory
(Updated on June 22, 2020)

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