City of Vidor seeks residents in need of Housing Assistance Program

Published 5:48 pm Sunday, December 2, 2018

From staff reports


VIDOR —The City of Vidor is trying to identify, contact, and possibly assist those homeowners who have been affected by Harvey and still need some assistance.  There are a variety of programs available through a variety of funding sources, so it can get confusing and be very frustrating for those involved.

“Until we identify who needs assistance, we cannot yet pair them up with the best program to fit their needs,” Mike Kunst, city manager, said in a press release. “Regardless of the homeowner’s situation, we are asking anyone who needs help or may need help in the future, to contact the City so we put them on a list. We need a list of properties, owners, and contact information. If you have a neighbor who may need assistance, or know of a vacant property, please contact us either by the phone number or email address found below.”

The city of Vidor will hold public meetings at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on December 4, 2018, at Vidor City Hall, 1395 North Main Street, Vidor, Texas regarding the submission of an application to the Texas General Land Office for a Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG-DR) grant. The purpose of this meeting is to inform citizens of the CDBG-DR funding available to the City for housing assistance and acquisition/buyout and allow citizens an opportunity to provide comments for the development of the City’s proposed plan for implementing the CDBG-DR program.

A quick checklist of items you will need to complete the application process can be found here

“Harvey recovery is a long-term effort, and we must continue to work together in helping those who need assistance,” Kunst said.

The City encourages citizens to participate in the development of this CDBG-DR application and to make their views known at these meetings.

Citizens unable to attend these meetings may submit their views and proposals to Mike Kunst, City Manager, at 1395 North Main Street, Vidor, Texas 77662.

Persons with disabilities that wish to attend these meetings should contact the City Manager at (409) 769-5473 to arrange for assistance. Individuals who require auxiliary aids or services for these meetings should contact the City Manager at least two days before the meetings so that appropriate arrangements can be made.