Supporting recovery efforts in Texas

Damage caused by Hurricane Harvey continues to impact citizens across the Lone Star State. ICF has been on the ground since January 2019 partnering with state and local officials to help get residents back on their feet and on the path to recovery and rebuilding.

"Disaster management projects can be incredibly complex. And they’re never easy. For many ICF employees, it’s the most important work we’ll ever do in our careers. Our teams in Texas are working around the clock to make sure the work is done right and done as quickly as possible. We put our personal and professional integrity and passion into the work we do every day.”

-Andrew LaVanway, Senior Vice President, ICF

Texas General Land Office

We provide a broad range of project management and financial services to help the GLO administer recovery funds. This includes developing standard procedures for administering Texas’ housing assistance and local buyout/acquisition and infrastructure programs and helping create efficient financial processes. We also provide a wide array of technical assistance to support GLO staff, subrecipients, and vendors.

Key metrics with the GLO

(as of October 2021)

3,680

homes rebuilt

$170M

in buyout applications reviewed

17,551

invoice records created

$350M

in infrastructure applications reviewed
Rebuilding Texas and Houston

City of Houston

We support the City’s Community Development Block Grant—Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program, managing the outreach and intake portions. We make sure residents know about the program, meet with a case manager as needed, and are able to initiate an application for relief funds.

Key metrics in Houston

(as of December 2019)

12,800

Number of visits to intake centers by applicants

33,400+

Number of calls handled by call centers

16,000+

Number of attendees at 160+ mobile team events

181,000+

Number of doors knocked

3,075+

Number of applications for relief funds we have submitted to the City for review

Harris County

Harris County has 8 CDBG-DR programs. We only support 3 of them: the Homeowners Assistance Program, the Buyout and Acquisition Program and the Reimbursement Program. Of those, we are directly responsible for outreach, intake and the initial application submission process. We do not determine applicant eligibility or run the case management system.

Harris County’s CDBG-DR Program

Graphic of Harris County’s CDBG-DR Program managed by ICF compared to managed by Harris County

Key results in Houston and Harris County

(as of December 2019)

13,000+

number of Hurricane Harvey survivors we’ve connected with.

33,400+

number of calls handled by call centers

16,000+

number of attendees at 160+ mobile team events

181,000+

number of doors knocked

3,075+

number of applications for relief funds we have submitted to the City for review
City of Houston Housing Resource Center

“Disaster management projects can be incredibly complex. And they’re never easy. For many ICF employees, it’s the most important work we’ll ever do in our careers. Our teams in Texas are working around the clock to make sure the work is done right and done as quickly as possible. We put our personal and professional integrity and passion into the work we do every day.”

-Andrew LaVanway, Senior Vice President, ICF