Updates from your City of Houston

September 14, 2017

Houston Recovers from Harvey

The Planning & Development (P&D) family hopes that everyone is safe and well, considering the extreme circumstance our city experienced over the last two weeks. Hurricane Harvey affected all of us one way or another, but it also brought us together. Houstonians witnessed great service, sacrifice, bravery, kindness, and compassion throughout the city, from first responders, volunteer organizations, and our very own residents. We can all be proud to live and work in such an outstanding city!

As we start down a long path towards recovery, many people still struggle with extraordinary personal circumstances. P&D would like to offer information and resources that may be useful to you during this time. Please us know if you have other suggestions on how we can assist.


Harvey Recovery Resources

FEMA Assistance: Apply for assistance online. See the FEMA website to apply.

FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers: In-person support given at the George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB) and at 3 new locations in Greenspoint, Katy, and Baytown. Hours: Daily, 7am – 7pm. For more information see the Houston Recovers website.
GRB (Harris County) – 1001 Avenida De Las Americas Houston TX 77010 (Rusk St. entrance)
Katy Mills Mall (Fort Bend County) – 5000 Katy Mills Circle Katy TX 77494
Baytown Community Center (Harris County) – 2407 Market Street Baytown TX 77520
Greenspoint Mall (Harris County) – 263 Greenspoint Mall Houston TX 77060

Alert Houston: Sign up to receive emergency alerts from the City of Houston’s Emergency Operations Center. You can find their website here.

Houston Recovers: City of Houston disaster recovery information and updates on debris management, safety, and clean up can be found here. You can also register for assistance, to volunteer, or donate.

I Need Help
Were you affected? Are you looking for assistance and information about services available to you? We have it here. Learn More

I Want to Help
Are you part of a community organization or an individual who wants to help? Find out how you can be part of helping Houston recover. Learn More

I Want to Donate
Following Harvey, there are a multitude of needs throughout the area. A way to effectively help is to donate money and new goods to residents that have been affected. See here for more.


City Services

The City of Houston home page lists city service updates and additional ways to help Houston recover from Harvey, including the following.

  • 311 help & info
  • Volunteer or corporate donations
  • Hurricane Harvey resources for small business
  • Hurricane Harvey procurement opportunities
  • Hurricane Harvey relief efforts supporting immigrant communities
  • City of Houston Municipal Court satellite locations and jury updates
  • Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund established by Mayor Sylvester Turner
  • Solid Waste Management debris collection
  • Permitting and Storm Repairs

The Houston Permitting Center is offering a few safety and repair tips for storm recovery in the Residential Storm Damage Repair Work brochure, available in English and Spanish. Call 311 for copies of the brochure or to report a problem. Check the Houston Permitting Center’s website for more resources on permitting.