Relief for Hurricane Harvey Survivors


A legal advocate discusses the obstacles posed by FEMA.
Letter to Editor (Texas)

Saundra Brown
New York Times (NYT)
September 12, 2018
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Tags: Disaster Recovery

Organizations mentioned/involved: Lone Star Legal Aid


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After Harvey, FEMA denied about half of all the people in the Houston area who applied for assistance, but many denials were not justified. In the last year, advocates at Lone Star Legal Aid helped more than 960 households navigate the complex FEMA application process, including 56 who successfully appealed FEMA denials or underpayments.