Construction Conversation 3/3

03/12/2010

A meeting to discuss strategies for rapid, efficient, and high quality construction of disaster recovery housing by means of manufactured, modular, panelized, pre-cut , or site-built construction models.

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Development Conversation 2/17

03/12/2010

A meeting to identify strategies that streamline the development process and support effective rebuilding models for a variety of communities, disasters, and responders. Listen to the conversation and read the topics.

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Design Conversation 2/10

03/12/2010

A meeting to develop a comprehensive set of design guidelines that expands and improves upon lessons learned from the Texas Grow Home Project and other disaster housing models. Listen to the conversation and read the topics.

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A Conversation Series Dedicated to Developing a Disaster Housing Reconstruction Program for Low Income Homeowners

01/14/2010

The Texas Grow Home Conversation Series will consist of eight meetings held every third Wednesday from 4pm – 6pm (location to be announced). Each meeting will discuss and develop recommendations for various topics associated with low-income homeowner recovery. Recommendations developed during each meeting will be used to inform the work of the Natural Disaster Housing Reconstruction Advisory Committee. Each topic will be posted on the Texas Grow Home blog one week prior to each meeting. We encourage you to post questions and comments associated with each topic in order to expand and enhance the conversation.

The first of the Texas Grow Home Conversation Series will focus on the topic of Design and will be held, Wednesday, January 27. Attendance is ideal, but the goal of the Conversation Series is to get people thinking about solutions.  Stay tuned to the blog and join us in person when you can. Read the rest of this entry »


Natural Disaster Housing Reconstruction Advisory Committee

01/05/2010

During the last legislative session, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 2450, effective September 2009. H.B. 2450, among other things, called for the creation of a Natural Disaster Housing Reconstruction Advisory Committee. Section 2306.541 states that the director of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) shall appoint an advisory committee “composed of representatives from appropriate local, state, and federal entities and organizations and nonprofit organization”. H.B. 2450 is vital to the progression of the Texas Grow Home Project and we ask that TDHCA appoint the committee without delay. Read the rest of this entry »


New Texas Grow Home website launched

11/27/2009

Visit the new website to learn all about the project.

Visit: www.texasgrowhome.org.


Open House 11:00 – 3:00pm Friday, November 20th and Saturday, November 21st

11/18/2009

An innovative solution to the post-hurricane housing crisis is soon to be unveiled in Port Arthur. Join us this Friday, November 20 in celebrating the completion of the first two Texas Grow Homes. Read the rest of this entry »