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2019-01-22 22:27 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane Harvey survivors who live in FEMA-provided temporary housing units (THUs) are required to meet with advisers from FEMA or the Texas General Land Office (GLO) at least once a month. These advisers help survivors solidify a permanent housing plan, connect them with housing and funding resources, and ensure they are making progress toward recovery. 

2019-01-22 21:25 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $13.6 million to Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) following Hurricane Harvey.  The two grants provide funding for emergency ice and water distribution as well as a shelter for disaster survivors in Port Arthur. 

2019-01-07 20:15 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1.1 million to reimburse the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for housing employees in the Beaumont area following Hurricane Harvey.  

2018-12-27 18:46 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly $10.7 million to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) following Hurricane Harvey.  The commission opened two shelters for displaced survivors in Port Arthur and Orange. The shelters operated from mid-September to mid-October after Harvey’s August 2017 landfall.  

2018-12-18 19:18 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $2.7 million to Victoria County for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.  An estimated 158,501 cubic yards of construction, demolition and vegetative debris was collected and removed after the storm.  

2018-12-17 22:44 - News Release

The holiday season triggers stress for many who have lived through a natural disaster AUSTIN, Texas — The water has receded, homes have been rebuilt and Texans have resumed their daily activities, but scars remain for many Hurricane Harvey survivors, just below the surface. 

2018-12-17 21:24 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $11.5 million to Orange County for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.  

2018-12-03 20:00 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — FEMA has awarded more than $2.68 million to the Aransas County Navigation District for two pavilions damaged by Hurricane Harvey. 

2018-11-30 21:48 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — At the request of the State of Texas, certain Hurricane Harvey survivors living in FEMA temporary housing units (THUs) administered by the Texas General Land Office will be offered the opportunity to purchase their current unit. 

2018-11-30 21:11 - News Release

AUSTIN, Texas — A recent extension to the temporary housing program provided by the Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may provide Hurricane Harvey survivors a manufactured housing unit, travel-trailer or direct-lease apartment until Aug. 25, 2019. The program was originally set to end Feb. 25, 2019.