Montgomery County homeowners seeking flood-related buyouts can start application process now

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The Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is advising homeowners seeking a buyout for their property due to flooding to begin the application process now. The application period will be from Oct. 11, 2019 until Jan. 31, 2020.

Meghan Ballard, public information officer for the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, says the buyout program is for homeowners whose properties were flooded in the 2016 floods on Tax Day and Memorial Day, and Hurricane Harvey. The program is open to any Montgomery County homeowner who was affected by these storms.

Funding for the buyout program comes from two Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program grants – $8.919 million in 2016 and $12.896 million in 2017 – and a Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant in 2016 for $9.073 million.

Applications may be downloaded at www.mctx.org/recover or visit the Application Center in Patton Village to receive the forms. Completed applications can be emailed to mocorecovery@gmail.com, faxed to 936-523-3910 at the attention of the Recovery Manager, delivered or mailed to 9472 Airport Road Conroe, Texas 77303.

An application center is set up at the Patton Village Community Building, 16940 Main St., Patton Village, Texas, 77372. The hours of operation for the center are Thursday, Oct. 17, 2 to 7 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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