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The Texas General Land Office (GLO) allocated $100 million in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to reimburse homeowners for up to $50,000 in out-of-pocket expenses to repair their Hurricane Harvey damaged homes. To be eligible for this program, the home must be the owner’s primary residence and eligible repairs must have been completed prior to the application launch date of Feb. 28, 2019. Applications are anticipated to outnumber available funds, so apply quickly!
The City of Orange will be hosting a second Home Elevation workshop on Monday, February 4, 2019, from 6pm-8pm at the Orange Church of God, located at 1911 N 16th Street. This workshop will educate City of Orange residents on grant-funded projects that will allow the elevation of their homes located within the City limits of Orange to prevent future flooding. Home elevation vendors along with a grant manager representative will be available to answer questions and provide information concerning the different grant funding opportunities.
For additional information please contact the City of Orange Fire Department at 409-883-1050.
All non-essential City of Orange offices will be closed Monday, January 21, 2019, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. There will be regular garbage pick-up on this day.
Regular City business will resume on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
The City of Orange Emergency Management Officials met this morning to evaluate the potential risk of flooding as a result of the release of water from the Toledo Bend Dam. Through ongoing communications with the Sabine River Authority, we will continue to monitor the situation and post advisories as they become available to the City of Orange Facebook page (Orange Texas Gov) and KOGT.
Individuals who participated in the survey concerning the appearance of 16th Street are invited to review the final survey results at the link provided below. The following responses will help the City of Orange in making decisions that impact 16th Street between Green Avenue and Interstate 10.