Houston Harris County Winter Storm Relief Fund Grantees

Round 4 Grants – May 12, 2021
In its fourth round of grants, the Fund deployed $2,510,000 for continued nonprofit-managed home repair and other urgent basic home repairs, flexible emergency financial assistance, unmet needs and unmet construction needs, and administration, including evaluation of the fund partnership and identification of opportunities to continue to strengthen the model and opportunities to strengthen home repair, emergency financial assistance, and system coordination to expedite future recovery efforts.

HOME REPAIR RENEWAL GRANTS 

Attack Poverty$200,000
BakerRipley$200,000
Fifth Ward CRC – Disaster Collaborative$500,000
Hope Disaster Recovery$200,000
Houston Responds$100,000
Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County$150,000
Pathfinder Mission$150,000
SBP$250,000
The Restoration Team$200,000
Volunteers of America Texas$150,000
West Street Recovery$200,000
TOTAL$2,300,000

EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS

ICNA Disaster Relief $100,000
TOTAL$100,000

UNMET NEEDS FUNDS ADMINISTRATORS GRANTS
($600,000 previously approved for Unmet Needs Fund and $500,00 previously approved for Unmet Construction Needs Fund) 

Memorial Assistance Ministries $60,000
Avenue CDC $25,000
TOTAL$85,000

SYSTEM COORDINATION GRANT – EVALUATION

Working Partner $24,365
TOTAL$24,365

Round 3 Grants – April 16, 2021
In its third round of grants, the Fund deployed $2,650,000 for nonprofit-managed home repair to support homeowners with urgent basic home repairs due to busted pipes, associated water damage, and/or due to prolonged power loss. The agencies receiving grants have demonstrated their ability to get work crews on the ground. These investments will ensure that nonprofit partners can accept additional cases without delay and work to quickly provide assessments and home repairs to those who were affected by the Winter Storm in Houston and Harris County.

Disaster Home Repair Collaborative$1,750,000
Includes:
Avenue CDC
Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
Houston Habitat for Humanity
Rebuilding Together Houston
Tejano Center for Community Concerns
Attack Poverty$300,000
BakerRipley$400,000
The Restoration Team$200,000
TOTAL$2,650,000

Round 2 Grants – March 11, 2021
In its second round of grants, the Fund deployed $6,300,000, which includes $3,100,000 for Emergency Financial Assistance Grants to 39 providers, $1,700,000 for Home Repair Grants to 10 providers, $600,000 for the creation of an Unmet Needs Fund, $500,000 for the creation of a Construction Unmet Needs Fund, and $400,000 in System Coordination Grants that will provide increased access to home repairs for vulnerable populations and ensure quality home repairs.

EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS

The following organizations received Flexible Emergency Financial grants to provide direct payments to households, not to exceed $1,000 per household, for winter storm relief and recovery expenses including temporary housing, re-location, minor home repair managed by the household, food/furniture replacement, lost wages, and/or other relief and recovery related expenses.

Alliance for Multicultural Services $100,000
BakerRipley$100,000
Betterment Project & Al-Noor Society of Greater Houston$50,000
Boat People SOS, Inc.$75,000
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston$100,000
Change Happens$100,000
Chinese Community Center Inc$75,000
Communities In Schools of Houston, Inc.$50,000
Community Family Centers$100,000
Daya$25,000
East Harris County Empowerment Council$100,000
Easter Seals of Greater Houston, Inc.$100,000
Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services$75,000
Fe y Justicia Worker Center Houston$100,000
Free Indeed Community Works CDC$75,000
Houston Area Urban League$75,000
Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative$125,000
Humble Area Assistance Ministries$100,000
Interfaith Caring Ministries, Inc.$50,000
Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston$75,000
Jewish Family Service$100,000
Katy Christian Ministries$75,000
Living Hope Wheelchair Association$75,000
Memorial Assistance Ministries$75,000
Montrose Grace Place$25,000
My Brother’s Keeper Outreach Center$100,000
Neighbors in Action, Inc.$75,000
Northwest Assistance Ministries$100,000
Olive Branch – Muslim Family Services$50,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
$100,000
Southeast Area Ministries$50,000
The Montrose Center$50,000
The Salvation Army$75,000
Volunteers of America Texas$100,000
Wesley Community Center of Houston, Inc.$100,000
West Houston Assistance Ministries, Inc.$75,000
West Street Recovery$50,000
YMCA$75,000
YWCA$100,000
TOTAL$3,100,000

HOME REPAIR GRANTS

The following organizations received grants to support homeowners with urgent basic home repairs due to busted pipes, associated water damage, and/or due to prolonged power loss.

Attack Poverty$250,000
BakerRipley$200,000
Hope Disaster Recovery$150,000
Houston Responds$200,000
Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County$100,000
Pathfinder Mission$100,000
SBP$250,000
The Restoration Team$100,000
Volunteers of America Texas$150,000
West Street Recovery$200,000
TOTAL$1,700,000

SYSTEM COORDINATION GRANTS

The following organizations received System Coordination grants to provide support to Fund grantees. Alliance will provide a common information line in 150+ languages and enhance navigation to access common applications to FEMA application, home repair, emergency financial assistance, food assistance, and legal assistance. Connective will serve as a Home Repair Intermediary that will lead nonprofit partners to support process and practice improvements through continuous monitoring of data and active support of all home repair agencies funded.

Alliance$260,000
Connective $140,000
TOTAL $400,000

UNMET NEEDS FUND

In partnership with Connective, the Fund has established an Unmet Needs Fund and Construction Unmet Needs Fund. The Unmet Needs Fund will help with the replacement of appliances/furniture/medical durable equipment, relocation expenses, temporary housing, and other critical unmet needs. The Construction Unmet Needs Fund will provide more substantial repairs for very vulnerable households that need additional resources to complete necessary repairs.

Unmet Needs Fund$600,000
Construction Unmet Needs Fund$500,000
TOTAL$1,100,000

Round 1 Immediate Grants – February 26, 2021
The Houston Harris County Winter Storm Relief Fund invested $1,650,000 to launch relief efforts focused on home repair assistance and coordination to support in-home repairs in homes due to busted pipes, associated water damage and/or due to prolonged power loss. A centralized technology platform will be established to support this collaborative work through a low-barrier, common portal for applications.

Disaster Home Repair Collaborative$1,500,000
Includes:
Avenue CDC
Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
Houston Habitat for Humanity
Rebuilding Together Houston
Tejano Center for Community Concerns
Connective$150,000
TOTAL$1,650,000