The Community Flood Resilience Task Force (CFRTF) advises Harris County on equitable flood resilience planning and projects that take into account the needs and priorities of communities.

The CFRTF is a multidisciplinary, community-driven body established by Commissioners Court. The seventeen members of the CFRTF are committed to serving the community and represent the geographic, gender, age, racial, and ethnic diversity of Harris County.

The purpose of the CFRTF is to serve in an advisory capacity to the Harris County Infrastructure Resilience Team (IRT) and, as applicable, Commissioners Court, to promote collaboration among stakeholders and encourage equitable resilience planning efforts.


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KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Over the last year the Task Force has worked to honor the directive from Commissioners Court and establish itself as an effective and equipped advisory body for Harris County. We have elevated the voices of our members to leverage both technical expertise and lived experience to build the collective acumen and capacity of the entire Task Force. We believe that these efforts have created a group that is well-positioned to impactfully shape Harris County’s efforts going forward.

  • 2022 Prioritization Framework Recommendations—delivered to OCA and HCFCD a set of community-driven recommendations regarding proposed revisions to the framework and its use for the Flood Resilience Trust
  • Flood Mitigation Benefit Index (FMBI)—developed a new index in order to better understand historical inequitable mitigation investments and current inundation risks
  • Infrastructure Resilience Team (IRT) Workshops—collaborative sessions with the IRT on the content of the baseline conditions and Preliminary Flood Resilience Report, including Social Vulnerability, Flood Mitigation, Community Engagement, and Best Practice Approaches
  • Flood Resilience Repository—comprehensive listing of previous plans, community engagements efforts, and innovative solutions to consider