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Rebuilding with Heart

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In late 2017, Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas gulf coast. Estimates place property damages at between $50 billion and $180 billion, with a disproportionate number of low-income families experiencing the greatest loss. While many nonprofit organizations are playing key roles in providing vital support services and cleaning up neighborhoods, they are also stretched thin by the financial and capacity pressures of recovery work. 

Generous support from the Rebuild Texas Fund, a joint initiative of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the OneStar Foundation, sparked a new effort between Enterprise and the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC) to address this critical shortage of resources.

The HEART program is a disaster-recovery program that awards grants and provides technical assistance to nonprofits providing critical home repairs and other housing assistance to families displaced or otherwise affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

Grant support and technical assistance will help drive programming by nonprofits such as supportive housing services, grant management, home buyer and financial information, disaster preparation, and long-term planning efforts inclusive of resilient and green building practices.