A team led by R. G. Miller Engineers, Inc. (RGME) was one of two professional services teams selected by the Harris County Community Services Department and the Harris County Engineering Department to provide architectural and engineering services to study and design the construction of residential developments for Harris County as part of its Hurricane Harvey housing recovery process. On October 29, 2019, the Harris County Commissioner’s Court approved a $1 million contract with RGME to proceed with the work.
A total of 12 teams submitted qualifications to be considered for the program.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be issuing $1.115 billion in Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery funding to Harris County, of which $119 million will be directed to fund the Harris County Single Family New Construction Program.
RGME will lead a team of subcontractors whose combined skills are designed to meet the county’s requirements for due diligence, infrastructure and facilities engineering, land development, home design, and landscaping, as well as the sustainability and affordability objectives established by Harris County, the Texas General Land Office, and HUD.
Jason Johnson, P.E., Manager of RGME’s Utility District Services Department, will serve as Project Manager, with Michael Bloom, P.E., Manager of the Sustainability Practice, assisting as Deputy Project Manager.