hurricane harvey response 2018
TXGLO DAHLR Program
In 2017, Hurricane Harvey impacted the Texas Gulf Coast, with the greater Houston area hit especially hard. Thousands of homes were damaged and destroyed from storm damage and catastrophic flooding, and an even greater number of homeowners and residents were left displaced as a result.
In response, the Texas GLO instituted several programs short-term programs to assist residents in returning to their homes as quickly as possible. The first program (PREPS) was funded by FEMA, with the intent of providing minimal STEP repairs to allow for sheltering in place. The second program was known as DAHLR, and provided quasi-permanent repairs to homes that were not completely destroyed, but required more repairs than the PREPS program allowed.
In addition to being a contractor in the PREPS program, SLS was also engaged in DAHLR to perform work throughout areas in Harris County that were outside the Houston municipal limits, with several homes completed in other counties surrounding Houston. Working within a $60,000 construction cap per home, the general scope of work included providing residents with the restoration of one bedroom, one bathroom, kitchen, climate control, weatherproofing and fully functioning electrical and plumbing systems. Overall SLS tasks included inspections, scope development, homeowner management, subcontractor engagement and management, procurement, construction and warranty services, with all homes completed within a five-month time-frame.
Location: Harris County, Texas
Client: Texas General Land Office
Type: HUD/State of Texas
Value: $1.8 Million
Units: 46 Homes