Galveston Housing Authority Chair Buddy Herz is meeting with representatives of the Texas General Land Office this afternoon to discuss issues related to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s ultimatum to remove a moratorium on plans to replace flooded public-housing units demolished after Hurricane Ike or lose about $586 million in federal aid.
The meeting was still in progress at publication time, but Herz took time for a brief interview with Guidry News Service. Listen
“We are having an interesting meeting with the GLO,” Herz said. “They have made an interesting proposal and it will take some time to work through the proposal. They are taking the lead in this matter and we will try to put something together between the advocates for low income housing and and HUD and us. All I can tell you right now is their proposal is extremely interesting.”