BROWNSVILLE (April 24, 2023) -The City of Brownsville received $9 million in disaster recovery funding from the Texas General Land Office for new construction of the BCC Village Townhomes and rehabilitation of La Villita Apartments.
According to Brownsville city officials, $4.5 million will go for the construction of 32 units at BCC Village Townhouses and an additional $4.5 million will go for the rehabilitation of 208 units at La Villita Apartments.
A check presentation ceremony was held April 14, 2023 in Brownsville where Texas Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham presented city officials with a check.
The Texas General Land Office recently approved more than $41.6 million for the rehabilitation and repair of federally eligible affordable rental developments damaged by 2018 South Texas floods, flooding in 2019 in the Rio Grande Valley, and Tropical Storm Imelda in 2019.
“Consecutive disasters in Southeast Texas and the Rio Grande Valley damaged affordable housing and left renters with few options after the storms, said Commissioner Buckingham. “Developments like these are vital to rebuild our communities and give our first responders, teachers and workforce safe, resilient, and beautiful homes, thanks to the hard work of our team at the General Land Office.”