2017 Home Elevation Grants

August 9, 2017

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

Who Is Elgible?

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. 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.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

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 www.houstonrecovers.org for frequently asked questions. For additional questions, contact the City’s Floodplain Management Office at (832) 394-8854 or fmo@houstontx.gov.

At this time of year, we receive inquiries regarding your annual assessment statement and when payment is due. Typically, the assessment statements are mailed out immediately after the District's last board meeting of the year.

In order to avoid penalty and interest (which accrues on February 1st), your annual assessment payment must be postmarked by January 31st.

Payments should be made payable to the District and mailed to:
Equi-Tax Inc.
Tax Assessor/Collector
P. O. Box 73109
Houston, TX 77273

Please do NOT mail or deliver assessment payments to the management district office.

You may also obtain a copy of your statement at www.equitaxinc.com

For information regarding your billing, please call the Equi-Tax Customer Service Line at 281-444-3946 from Mon-Thur 8 am until 4:30 pm.

For information regarding ownership, address or appraised value, please call the Harris County Appraisal District at 713-957-7800.