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2017 Home Elevation Grant Application Process

posted Aug 6, 2017, 9:19 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood
Announcement from Council Member Greg Travis regarding grant application process being formulated by the City. 

Dear Friends and Neighbors:

The City of Houston, in partnership with the Texas Water Development Board, would like to submit a grant application on behalf of interested homeowners to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA). This grant will request funds to elevate flood-prone homes.

In order to be eligible for a grant, homeowners must have flood insurance from FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program, the flood insurance must be effective at the time the grant application is submitted and be maintained throughout the grant process, and the cost to raise your home must be less than the estimated amount of future flood claim payments.

The deadline for homeowners to submit their information to the City of Houston is Friday, August 25, 2017 at 5 pm.

Learn more at

You may also attend the 2017 FMA Home Elevation Grant Informational Meeting:

Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Metropolitan Multi-Service Center, 1475 W. Gray St., Houston, TX 77019

Please visit for frequently asked questions. For additional questions, contact the City's Floodplain Management Office at (832) 394-8854 or 

Greg Travis
Houston City Council Member, District G
900 Bagby, 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77002

P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77251-1562

Phone: 832-393-3007