Renters find extra hurdles to recovery after hurricanes

Rental housing has been a concern in many cities in Texas and Florida after hurricanes Harvey and Irma flooded tens of thousands of homes.

News Story (Florida, Texas)

Claudia Lauer, Adriana Gómez Licón
Associated Press (AP)
October 13, 2017

Tags: Disaster Recovery, Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Lone Star Legal Aid, Texas Low Income Housing Information Service (TxLIHIS), Legal Services of Greater Miami (LSGMI)


Texas renters have complained of difficulties getting out of leases on damaged properties, short timelines for evictions, and trouble finding affordable rentals because landlords have a glut of tenants to choose from. In Florida, advocates worry rebuilding efforts after Irma are forcing out mobile home park residents who rent coveted land in the Florida Keys.