The Spicewood, Texas Long-Term Recovery Committee (LTRC)
Funding Priorities for Home Reconstruction Efforts
Adopted by the LTRC Board: 5/8/12
The Spicewood Long Term Recovery Committee was formed to bring together voluntary organizations to assist residents affected by wildfires and specifically to provide community care through case management.
The LTRC seeks to support home reconstruction efforts and to meet other recovery needs as may be identified according to an “unmet needs” funding process. It seeks project funding in support of home reconstruction efforts from not only the fire victims themselves (e.g. insurance proceeds), but also from external sources such as community organizations, churches, private foundations, as well as governmental organizations (e.g. HUD, FEMA). It is the philosophy of the LTRC to provide reconstruction resources (funding, construction materials, and volunteer labor) first to those families in greatest need of community support (e.g. economically disadvantaged families, single parent families, uninsured or underinsured families) and to then help meet the reconstruction needs of families in better economic circumstances.
The determination of a family’s economic need is established through a confidential case management system. Home reconstruction resources managed by the LTRC and other contributing agencies are then allocated to address families’ needs by the LTRC “Unmet Needs” committee based in part on economic need. The LTRC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. All reconstruction support provided by the LTRC to local families will be published on the Spicewood, Texas LTRC website. However, consistent with the need to maintain client confidentiality, the identity of the specific families assisted will not be released; only case numbers will be reported.