First Meeting of the Disaster Housing Committee

The ‘Natural Disaster Housing Reconstruction Advisory Committee’ has been officially appointed and held its first meeting on Monday, April 26th at the Capitol. This advisory committee is taksed with (1) evaluating current disaster rehousing programs and policies (2) developing more efficient and effective alternatives and (3) demonstrating those alternatives in a statewide demonstration program. Although this description is grossly oversimplified, one can see that this committee is faced with a daunting task. The Texas Grow Home Project will be offering the lessons it has learned as an aide to the work of this committee. Below is a list of the committee members

Duke Mazurek
FEMA Region 6 Recovery Division

Frank Cantu, State Coordinator for Response & Recovery
Texas Department of Public Safety

Chuck Wemple, Economic Development Program Manager
Houston-Galveston Council of Governments

D.J. Pendleton, Deputy Executive Director
Texas Manufactured Housing Association

Madison Sloan, Attorney
Texas Appleseed

Barbara Crews, Co-Chair
Galveston County Restore and Rebuild

Tom Hatch
Hatch & Ulland Owen Architects

Nick Mitchell-Bennett, Executive Director
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville

Dr. Holly Bell
The University of Texas at Austin
School of Social Work

Stephen Fairfield, President/CEO
Covenant Community Capital

John Henneberger, Co-director
Texas Low Income Housing Information Service (TxLIHIS)


One Response to First Meeting of the Disaster Housing Committee

  1. CRN was awarded an Alternative Housing contract with FEMA in Sept 08 and has successfully completed all required technical evaluations. Feel free to contact Mike Morgan President, 4436325110

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