The Texas Title Homeownership Opportunity Program Project (“Texas Title Project”) was an innovative title-clearing project designed to provide low-income disaster survivors with the chance to move to higher opportunity neighborhoods.
Collaborating for Disaster Recovery
The Texas Title Project was funded by the Texas General Land Office with federal funds designated to assist survivors of Hurricanes Dolly and Ike in relocating to higher-opportunity neighborhoods. The project was part of a larger coordinated hurricane recovery program that included the participation of communities affected by the disasters, advocates for low-income survivors, and local, state, and federal agencies.
For the Homeowners
The Texas Title Project Fellows designed a multifaceted and collaborative approach to help low-income homeowners clear the titles to their land and enable them to move to higher-opportunity areas that are less prone to future natural disasters and that provide a chance for a better future.
For the Future
The project had a threefold mission: