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The City of San Marcos will hold the third in a series of workshops to share information with
residents and assist in the application process for the City’s disaster recovery housing program.
The third workshop is set for June 21 at the San Marcos Activity Center Room 2, 501 E Hopkins St. from 5-9 p.m.
The housing program assists qualified residents with repairing and rebuilding homes damaged in
the May and October 2015 floods. Applicants will have until June 28 to apply to receive
The program is funded with a portion of the $25.08 million grant awarded to City of San Marcos
from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development’s CDBG-DR program to assist
qualified residents with rehabilitation or reconstruction of single family homes, or rental
properties damaged in the 2015 floods. $7.5 million is set aside for housing, the City will use the
remaining funds on flood mitigation infrastructure projects, planning and administration of the
The housing program is open to residents of owner-occupied and rental properties who meet the
eligibility requirement defined below:
Eligibility Requirements for Owner-Occupied Housing
Annual household income must be less than 80% of Area Median Income
Must currently own the home and owned the home during the flood
Must be current on all debts (property taxes*, child support, mortgage)
The applicant(s) must be U.S. citizens or have legal alien status
Must have received flood damage as verified by a damage assessment
Compliant with prior event National Flood Insurance Program requirements and all
Duplication of Benefit requirements
Prioritization Criteria for Owner-Occupied Housing
• Income/Family size – 80% of Area Median Income (see chart)
Elderly Residents – 62 years of age or older
Households with Children – children are under 18 years of age
Condition of Damaged Dwelling – most damaged
Eligibility Requirements for Rental Property Housing
Property located in 100-yr flood plain
Single family 1 to 4 units
Ownership – Must currently own the home and owned it during the flood
First come-first-served basis Must be current on all debts (property taxes*)
Must have received substantial damage or been destroyed as verified by a damage
Uniform Relocation Act requirements will apply to rental property applicants that have
tenants at the time of application.
The rental property owner must certify that the rental property unit(s) will be rented to
low to moderate income households for a period of five to twenty years depending on the
amount of funds expended on the project.
An application is available on the City’s Disaster Recovery website at
CDBG-DR Housing Program Workshops
May 24 | San Marcos Activity Center Room 2, 501 E Hopkins St. | 5-9 p.m.
June 7 | San Marcos Recreation Hall, 170 Charles Austin Dr. | 5-9 p.m.
June 21| San Marcos Activity Center Room 2, 501 E Hopkins St. | 5-9 p.m.
For more information on the City’s CDBG-DR program visit www.smtxfloodrecovery.com or
call the City’s CDBG office at 512-805-2604.