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Relating to natural disaster housing recovery.
SB 289 would direct the General Land Office (GLO) to: (1) collaborate with the Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to secure reimbursement for housing needs in areas affected by natural disasters; (2) seek prior approval from FEMA and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the immediate post-disaster implementation of local housing recovery plans; and (3) maintain a division with adequate staffing to carry out GLO's duties relating to long-term natural disaster recovery.
SB 289 would also allow a local government to adopt a local housing recovery plan to provide for rapid construction of permanent replacement housing following a natural disaster. This plan must be certified by the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center at Texas A&M University. The plan must also be reviewed by the GLO.
Texas Action remains neutral on SB 289 because it does not significantly affect our liberty principles.