The Texas Housing Assistance Program (THAP) was a 13 month program designed to help homeowners repair or rebuild damaged homes caused by Hurricane Rita in 2005. This program encompassed 22 counties in the Southeast Texas region. In 13 months, DSW Homes successfully reconstructed 261 homes as well as rehabilitated 161 additional homes. Although we had a full scope of work, all rehabilitated homes remained occupied during construction. While work was in progress, the homeowner’s care and comfort was our first priority. Good housekeeping and customer communication was critical to a successful rehabilitation.
DSW Homes found success in the THAP program by confronting and overcoming the following challenges: geographical distances between assignments, owner occupied homes during rehabilitation and lot fitment for program approved plans.