The Victims of Baja Return To Their Homes
Cmr. George P. Bush's Texas GLO wins prestigious American Planning Association Award
One of the first residences rehabilitated by the federal program "Tu Hogar Renace" was delivered today to a family of victims of Toa Baja, affected by Hurricane Maria on the island.
The family composed of two older adults, who had to leave the residence after the property suffer structural damage with the devastating atmospheric phenomenon, returned home today thanks to the help and assistance of the "Tu Hogar Renace" program that enables minor repairs of emergency in the houses to turn them into safe, habitable and functional.
Shelter at Home Program Gives Baton Rouge Family Hope
Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office's (GLO) Community Development and Revitalization program received the American Planning Association Texas Chapter's 2017 Planning Award for the Carver Park Neighborhood Revitalization Program in Galveston. The award recognizes exemplary planning improving the quality of life and economic opportunities in communities.
"What the state is trying to do is get people out of shelters and out of hotels and out of apartments and friend’s homes and get them back into their homes," Sullivan said.
The program covers basic plumbing and electrical work, carpet and insulation removal and temporary bathroom and kitchen fixtures.
"This is an opportunity to get them back into their community fabric, if you will and get back to life," Sullivan said. "When neighbors move back in, they help each other out and there’s been a tremendous amount of that spirit here in Baton Rouge."