Mayor Turner's Statement on HUD's Decision

Style Magazine Newswire | 10/9/2020, 12:15 p.m.

The following is Mayor Sylvester Turner's statement on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's decision to grant control of the City's Harvey housing recovery funds to the Texas General Land Office.

“Unfortunately, the City of Houston heard the news of HUD’s approval from the media rather than the GLO directly. We have reached out to the GLO but have not heard back. We hope they are willing to proceed with all the multifamily projects, which will provide over $1 billion of safe, resilient, affordable housing for Houston residents. One is scheduled to close tomorrow, and this news puts that project and all other projects in jeopardy. Unfortunately, we cannot fund and go forward with these projects without GLO’s confirmation that we can use the funds that have been already reserved for these projects,” Mayor Sylvester Turner.