Wildfires
10:08 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Final Day for Bastrop Fire Victims to Apply for Housing Aid

People who lost their homes in the Bastrop wildfires last year have until the end of business today to apply for federal housing aid.

As KUT News previously reported, The Texas General Land Office says far fewer people than anticipated have applied for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development aid.

The Texas General Land Office is distributing about $20 million that could help as many as 200 fire victims.  Each applicant could get as much as $125,000 to put towards rebuilding their homes.

Another $5 million is going directly to Bastrop County for erosion control and other fire mitigation projects.

But at last check, less than 90 people had applied—although 2,100 homes were destroyed in the fire.

The Texas General Land Office is distributing about $20 million dollars—that could help as many as 200 fire victims.  Each applicant could get as much as $125,000 dollars to put towards rebuilding their homes.

For information on eligibility and how to apply, you can contact the Texas General Land Office