Reminder: Public Input Needed for Community Development Block Grant Draft Guidelines

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi’s Engineering Services Department would like to remind the public that they are seeking public input on its DRAFT Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CBDG-DR) Voluntary Buyout Program Guidelines for Single-Family and Two-Family residences. CDBG-DR funds for this program are offered by the Texas General Land Office (GLO) through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

This is one of the programs identified for the 2017 Hurricane Harvey assistance. Funding for this program is in the amount of $1,319,559.00 from the CDBG-DR funds. Proposed Buyout sites will be selected based on the eligibility mentioned in the CDBG-DR Voluntary Buyout Program guidelines. The Recovery Volunteer Buyout program guidelines provide terms required by the laws and regulations surrounding the Hurricane Harvey event while outlining local priorities, eligibility requirements, and compliance period. These guidelines are the first step towards implementing buyout opportunities designed to assist single-two family residential developments impacted more than once because of natural disasters.

The public has thirty (30) days to comment on these proposed items. The 30-day period extends from Tuesday, September 1, 2020 through Wednesday, September 30, 2020. The CDBG-DR Voluntary Buyout program guidelines can be found on the City of Corpus Christi Engineering Services webpage:

For more information on these guidelines, contact Senior Public Information Officer Melanie Lowry at (361) 826-3837. Written comments can also be submitted by mail to Melanie Lowry: Engineering Services, 1201 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, Texas, 78401, or by email at

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