In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the coast of Texas, impacting Harris County and its 4.5 million residents. Over the following four days, the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the United States flooded more than 30% of Harris County, an area as large as New York City and Chicago combined. Over 100,000 homes and thousands of the county’s buildings, roads, and bridges were damaged or destroyed.
With the unprecedented magnitude of the damage, Harris County engaged Guidehouse to assist with a comprehensive approach to the strategy and implementation of its disaster recovery and federal funding needs, as well as strategic planning for the long-term revitalization of the community. The Guidehouse team assisted with grant administration, project management, and financial oversight. It also is leading the development and implementation of infrastructure, community development, and housing projects around Harris County.
Guidehouse is creating a streamlined system for program administration, project management, and strategic and compliance services that encompasses all of Harris County’s recovery needs, including: