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Resources and information to help those affected by Harvey in moving forward with their home’s clean-up and reconstruction.
DEVELOP A DESIGN AND PLAN FOR YOUR REBUILD
REPAIRING AND REBUILDING
This document provides an overview of post-flood
rebuilding process. It may be used as a guide to clean, repair and rebuild a home that has been damaged by Harvey’s flood waters.
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DEVELOP RECONSTRUCTION BUDGET
BUDGET TEMPLATE FOR HOME REPAIRS & REBUILDS
We’ve created this spreadsheet to help you budget for home repairs and rebuilding. Download to Excel or to your Google Drive to begin using.
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KITCHEN REMODELING BUDGET WORKSHEET
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OBTAIN PERMITS FOR YOUR REBUILD
permits are needed for replacing drywall, flooring or cabinets. Permits for electrical and plumbing are required. Fees have been waived and contractors must be registered with the city.
*See League City Building Department
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Permits are required for dry wall, electrical and plumbing; the fee has been waived.
*See Friendswood Building Department
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Permits are required for drywall, electrical and plumbing. Fees have
been waived. To apply for permit, you need a picture showing the high water mark on your house and the estimated cost of repairs. There is no published prices of permits; the computer generates the cost based on the extent of the work.
*See Dickinson Building Department
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Permits are required for drywall, electricity and plumbing. Fees have been waived until October 5. You may pull permits well ahead of work being done. *Information from Webster Building Department
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CLEAR LAKE AREA
Call the governing body as shown on the water bill. There are several different possibilities depending on a home’s location.
OTHER PERMITTING RESOURCES
WHAT IS SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE?
FEMA Fact Sheet
HOW TO OBTAIN A PERMIT
How to obtain city building permits to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey
TEXAS WINDSTORM BUILDING REQUIREMENTS
TEXAS WINDSTORM INSURANCE ASSOCIATION
If your home is an a TWIA designated catastrophe area and you carry windstorm insurance you are now (as of Jan 1, 2017) required for completed improvements to be certified by a Texas-licensed engineer and receive a certificate of compliance (WPI-8-C). The process for certifying that completed improvements meet the windstorm building code requirements and additional resources are located on their website.
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TEXAS WINDSTORM ENGINEER LOCATOR
WINDSTORM CERTIFICATION PROCESS OVERVIEW/HANDOUT
GALVESTON COUNTY WINDSTORM MAP
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CHOOSING A CONTRACTOR
AVOIDING CONTRACTOR FRAUD CHECKLIST
Article provided by SBP
11 TIPS FOR HIRING A CONTRACTOR AFTER HARVEY
PREVENTING CONTRACTOR FRAUD AFTER A STORM
Article provided by Texas Department of Insurance
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MOLD REMEDIATION GUIDE
This guide provides an overview on mold and walks through an effective mold remediation process, all of which can be done with help from family and/or neighbors.
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If you need assistance with cleanup after the storm, call
to be placed on the list. Disaster recovery organizations will return your call if they are able to help you with clean-up efforts in your area.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Habitat for Humanity is taking applications from those who wish to receive help with their rebuild.
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REBUILDING TOGETHER HOUSTON
This organization helps senior, disabled and veteran homeowners in Harris County with home rebuilding efforts.
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THE FULL CENTER FOR HOUSING
Builds and repairs houses in partnership with families in need. Homeowners work with volunteers and then repays the costs of materials on terms they can afford, with no interest charged or profit made.
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TEXAS HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
For official guidelines from the state of Texas on mold remediation, see the Texas Health & Human Services webpage:
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