GALVESTON (Galveston County Daily News) – Construction on two homes for couples displaced by Hurricane Ike could begin next week, marking the first federally funded homes to be built by the Galveston County Disaster Housing Assistance Program.

 A couple in San Leon and another in Hitchcock will each receive a prefabricated home built by League City-based American Homestar’s Oak Creek Homes division.

 American Homestar is one of five contractors that Galveston County hired to build new homes for residents who lost theirs in the hurricane.

 The city of Galveston is managing a separate program with its own allocation of federal community development block grant funds to rebuild and repair storm-damaged houses.