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.
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.
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.