Articles tagged: disaster recovery
A new book explores past natural disasters and how Texas remains unprepared for future storms, big and small.
In 1900, the deadliest hurricanes in American history struck Galveston Island. As many as 12,000 people—nearly a third of the island’s population—may have...Read More
‘You Can Only Take So Much’: Low-Income Hurricane Harvey Survivors Sue Over ‘Discriminatory’ Recovery Process
The lawsuit accuses state and federal officials of favoring wealthier, white homeowners over poorer black and Hispanic renters.
Former city council member John Beard has a term to describe Port Arthur residents. In his Gulf Coast city of 55,000, people have all but given up on getting th...Read More
More than 4,500 households have applied for city assistance, but fewer than two dozen applicants have been approved.
Two years ago, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Southeast Texas, eventually parking over the Houston area, where it dumped an historic 60 inches of rain. The C...Read More
The storm-ravaged coastal city is trying to move some people out of harm’s way while begging others to return.
Two years after Hurricane Harvey hit, Beatrice Sanders sat on the raised deck of her new home in Port Arthur, telling me that God had answered her prayers. Last...Read More
Texas’ recent plan for allocating $5 billion in federal disaster recovery grants neglects the poorest people harmed by Hurricane Harvey, activists say.
Early in his career, David Hall came to see the Rio Grande Valley’s most impoverished communities as an important prism for viewing Texas’ civil rights stru...Read More
Housing advocates say many Houstonians are stuck in unsafe homes and aren't receiving disaster relief from FEMA.
Dorothy Jones stands in her near-empty apartment in Houston and worries that her kids won’t understand why there’s no Christmas tree this year. It’s late ...Read More
A disaster food aid program deployed after Katrina and Sandy has yet to be approved in Texas.
Some of Hurricane Harvey’s most vulnerable survivors could be benefiting from a food aid program, but inaction has kept help out of reach....Read More