Our Impact

“My team was amazing. They walked me through the entire process. I felt important someone truly cared about my misfortune. I didn't feel like it was a hand out the experience helped me love my home again somewhere I didn't think I would have the finances to repair. I thank God for my Harvey Home Connect Team”
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Overview

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Greater Houston Community Foundation and SBP, a national disaster recovery nonprofit, formed a coalition of home repair agencies to improve access to home repair in Harris County. 

Collectively, we have been able to provide more people access to home repair, improve speed and customer experience of home repair, and make system-wide improvements fill gaps in local recovery efforts.

As of June 2019, our coalition has repaired over 479 homes and have another 600+ in assessment or under construction. We imagine a resilient Greater Houston, in which no one is ever left behind in the wake of a disaster.

State of Recovery:
Active and Closed Cases
as of June 27, 2019

We have received 2602 cases
1287 of these are active while 1315 were closed.
Total: 2602 Households

Active cases

Construction has been completed on 513 households or 39.8% of all active cases.
Active Cases: 1287 Households
Approximately 65% of households have less than 50% of Area Median Income (AMI) or report no income.

AMI by Household data is only collected after the Document Collection & Verification step. In other words, we have AMI data on a subset of households with active cases.
Active Cases by AMI of Households

Active cases

Construction has been completed on 513 households or 39.8% of all active cases.
Approximately 82% of the individuals we work are Black/African-American or Hispanic/Latino/Spanish.

Race information is self-reported and collected at an individual level rather than household level. Of the 6987 individuals with active cases, 663 individuals chose not to disclose their race.
Active Cases by Race of Individuals
Approximately 65% of households have less than 50% of Area Median Income or report no income.

AMI by Household data is only collected after the Document Collection & Verification step. In other words, we have AMI data on a subset of households with active cases.

Closed cases

Currently, approximately a third of the cases closed were because the client was unresponsive. We will open these if the client responds.

*Reasons for ineligibility could include income too high, owns multiple properties worth more than $100K, only minor repairs need, and others.

**Reasons for No HHC match could be that client is outside of service area or that the HHC partner in their service area has restrictions
that limit its ability to repair the home. We refer them to City and County CDBG-DR programs.

For cases where damage exceeds our ability to repair the home, we refer them into the City of Houston, Harris County, and GLO programs
The need for those recovering from Harvey continues to be great. We see large gaps in funding for mobile homes, full rebuilds, and deferred maintenance,
Reasons for the 1315 Closed Cases
Approximately 82% of the individuals we work are Black/African-American or Hispanic/Latino/Spanish.

Race information is self-reported and collected at an individual level rather than household level. Of the 6987 individuals with active cases, 663 individuals chose not to disclose their race.

Closed Cases

Approximately 65% of households we work with have less than 50% of Area Median Income or report no income.
*Reasons for ineligibility could include income too high, owns multiple properties worth more than $100K, only minor repairs need, and others.

**Reasons for No HHC match could be that client is outside of service area or that the HHC partner in their service area has restrictions
that limit its ability to repair the home. We refer them to City and County CDBG-DR programs.

Harvey Home Connect has represented for my clients the hope of a new beginning, and for me, the possibility of being a relief channel for their greatest concern: housing security.

During the course of the program, I’ve had the opportunity to help 20 of my clients to complete the online application.  The application process is very simple and easy, and the Guides are always ready to respond to any question.

A Baker Ripley Disaster Case Manager
Who we work with

Harvey Home Connect partners with best-in-class home repair nonprofits in the Greater Houston area that mobilized to serve our neighbors in the devastating wake of Hurricane Harvey.

In addition, we partner with local governmental entities, disaster case management organizations, and other service providers to ensure our clients have access to the resources they need to recover.


My Guide at Harvey Home Connect provided weekly updates which helped me to relieve the fears of my clients who were concerned about providing so much of their personal information.

I would not hesitate to go through the Harvey Home Connect process again. I have even referred clients who want to pursue this on their own.

An Endeavors Disaster Case Manager