Public Notices 

SF Education Foundation and National Compassion Fund to distribute SF Strong fund. Click here for info 

 

Starting and Growing a Neighborhood Watch?

The National Home Security Alliance shares our dedication to protecting all citizens and keeping the community safe. Please take a moment to view the attached guide with useful information regarding neighborhood watch programs. https://www.staysafe.org/starting-and-growing-a-neighborhood-watch/

 

City of Santa Fe Home Program

The Home Program was created to help homeowners within the Santa Fe City Limits that are unable to complete necessary repairs to their home because of diffuculties or circumstances beyond thier control. Homeowners may qualify for assistance with roofing, plumbing, electrical work, railing installation, wheelchair ramps, minor drainage issues, smoke detectors, handyman chores and similar repairs. Exclusions would include remodeling improvements not related to health, safety of accessibility needs. The maximum amount of assistance is five thousand dollars ($5,000). Grant recipients will be determined  by the Home Program Committee. The homeowner must meet one or more of the following criteria to be eligible for assistance through the program: handicapped, disabled, elderly, or low income and must be a resident of the City of Santa Fe. This program is limited to those homeowners who meet certain income restrictions and have lived at their current residence for a minimum of two (2) years. To determine if you are eligible, please complete the attached application and a member of the Home Program Committee will contact you to discuss your situation. If you need assistance completing the application , please call City Hall at 409-925-6412. Application forms are available at City Hall located at 12002 Hwy 6, Santa Fe, TX 77510. Applications are also available at Mae S. Bruce Library, Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce, Santa Fe Justice Center, and the Thelma Webber Community Center. Applications are due NO LATER than May 31,2018, in order to be considered. Recipients will be selected by the committee in June, 2018. PLEASE MAIL OR DELIVER THE COMPLETED PACKET IN ITS ENTIRETY TO: Joe Dickson City of Santa Fe P.O. Box 950/ 12002 Hwy. 6, Santa Fe, Texas 77510-0950. Click here for the application.

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Housing Needs Survey

Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is announcing that the General Land Office (GLO) is partnering with researchers at the University of Texas at Austin's (UT) Bureau of Business Research, part of the IC2 Institute, to conduct a survey seeking feedback from homeowners and renters to assess the status of the remaining needs resulting from Hurricane Harvey. The results of the survey will help the GLO identify the most appropriate type of housing assistance for those in the 49 impacted Texas counties that will be receiving Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds for housing assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The GLO is responsible for coordinating with federal agencies and community officials to support Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, including the short-term housing assistance programs in coordination with FEMA and the administration of CDBG-DR funds allocated by HUD.

 The survey will be open for two weeks starting June 4. The results will be analyzed and submitted to the GLO in late June. Individuals whose housing was affected by Hurricane Harvey may participate in the short survey by visiting www.harveysurvey.com.

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Galveston County Outreach Survey for Hurricane Recovery: Please visit www.galvestoncountydisasterrecovery.com and submit your survey for residential disaster outreach assistance.

Hurricane Harvey Reappraisal Request:     

Galveston County homeowners who have any type of property damage from Hurricane Harvey can now report that damage to the Galveston Central Appraisal District via email: harveydamage@galvestoncad.org. This particular email address was created to allow residential property owners to report flood, tornado or roof damage electronically and will help homeowners, next year when the property is reappraised January 1, by possibly reducing the value because of existing damage or ongoing repair work.

**Debris Pickup Information**

The City of Santa Fe will no longer pickup storm related debris.

FEMA - 1-800-621-3362  website: disasterassistance.gov

Emergency Assistance Registry - Dial 211

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HB 3693 Report
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Establishment of Safe Trade Zone at Santa Fe PD
On April 20th, 2017, The Santa Fe PD  officially established an Safe Exchange Zone (E-Commerce and Child Custody exchange location) in the front parking lot located at 3650 N. FM 646 (Justice Center). The parking lot is monitored by cameras, but citizens may call 409-925-2000 if they have an issue, or 911 for an emergency, during the exchange.
“The Safe Exchange Zone although not a brand new concept, is designed for citizens to trade goods for e-commerce in a neutral location, or exchange children between parents/guardians for custody. The neutral location may help prevent those who want to come to the seller’s residence for other nefarious purposes, such as planning a burglary, etc. By meeting at the PD, the seller does not have to give away the privacy that they may desire at their residence” said Chief Jeff Powell.
Santa Fe PD wants residents involved in e-commerce or child custody exchanges to be aware that the location at the PD is available 24 hours a day.   
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State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR)
Information Page
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Questions On Burning? Answers
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Beach Water Bacteria Awareness Campaign
News Release: What you need to know about beach water bacteria. 
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FHAST has posted their Fair Housing Activity Statement here.