Texas Hurricane Katrina (EM-3216)

Incident period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005
Emergency Declaration declared on September 2, 2005

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

January 29, 2007
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $2.36 million to the State of Texas to reimburse the City of Houston for additional disaster-related services provided to Hurricane Katrina evacuees.
August 30, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will end its emergency sheltering and interim housing program for most recipients on Thursday, Aug. 31, recapping a successful year of providing rental assistance in two major forms for more than a hundred thousand evacuee households from the 2005 hurricanes. Currently, about 107,000 households are in FEMA's individual assistance rental program and thousands of others have been converted to the program from the interim housing programs operated by public housing agencies with program funding from FEMA.
August 29, 2006
News Release
]]>*/ ]]> */ AUSTIN, Texas -- Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast Aug. 29, 2005. Below is a summary of information related to Katrina recovery efforts in Texas.
July 28, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- Thousands of Hurricane Katrina and Rita evacuees facing July and August deadlines for recertifying their need for assistance will have until Oct. 31 to comply, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
July 25, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has launched an all-out media campaign aimed at getting approximately 16,000 Hurricane Katrina and Rita evacuees in Texas to provide FEMA the proof it needs to continue sending rental assistance to them beyond July 31. Nationally, some 30,000 disaster victims whose FEMA’s direct assistance ends July 31 were sent letters asking them to return forms necessary to keep their housing assistance checks coming. Only about 10 percent did so.
July 24, 2006
News Release
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working with the Texas Apartment Association (TAA) and rental housing owners to reach Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Katrina evacuees who have not recertified for continued rental assistance.

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