How to Get Involved
Needs Assessment: Why is Help Still Needed in Southeast Texas?
- 19,004 Texans in temporary housing or innovative repair programs.
- FEMA-funded hotels end for Hurricane Harvey victims.
- Despite $5 billion in Federal funding, many Texans are suffering from an overly bureaucratic, confusing application system.
- Low-income Texans more likely to be left out of relief funding.
- The General Land Office and UT Austin partner on needs assessment to determine exact remaining damage from Harvey.
- Volunteers needed in Refugio County.
- Only $19.4 billion of $125 billion in Harvey damages were insured; improvements for resilience also needed.
- Small percentage of businesses flagged for assistance through SBA actually received funding.
- Greater public awareness needed to mitigate effects of next disaster.
- Months After Harvey Damage, High Levels Of Toxins Still Present At San Jacinto River Superfund Site.
- Publicly available research still needed to reveal environmental impact of Harvey.
- $20 million needed to clear Lake Houston of Debris.
- Work still needed to fully repair drainage systems post-Harvey.
- Creative approaches needed to mitigate flooding from next storm.