Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Alternative Housing Pilot Program, Permanent Housing, State of Texas
FEMA’s Alternative Housing Pilot Program (AHPP) represents a one-time exception to the agency’s existing authority under the Stafford Act, and recognizes the extensive and complex housing challenges facing victims and communities as a result of the 2005 hurricane season. The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) Disaster Recovery Division has applied for funding under the AHPP to provide both temporary and permanent housing solutions for eligible applicant families displaced by Hurricane Rita. TDHCA proposes to provide permanent housing to eligible families in the following counties in the State of Texas: Chambers, Hardin, Harris, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, and Tyler. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, a Programmatic Environmental Assessment has been prepared to document the review and analysis of any potential impacts the AHPP would have on the natural and human environment in Texas.