Houston homes still damaged 4 years after Hurricane Harvey hit the city

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the Houston area more than four years ago, but some people are still living with the effects.

Recently, the government stopped distributing relief and relief funds, which is really damaging to communities like Kashmere Gardens and Settegast.

“Many of us still need proper repairs so they can live safely in their homes,” said resident Carolyn Rivera.

Longtime Houstonians and members of the Coalition for Environmental Equity and Resilience (CEER) gathered Wednesday to strategize and visit several properties still in need of repair from Harvey.

“The funds are there. The community is ready to go and we’re here just to facilitate and connect,” said Carmen Cavezza with CEER.

Most of the hosts at Wednesday’s stop are elderly or have some sort of medical condition, so any help will be difficult. Last week, we told you about HUD’s deeming the 628 pages of the Texas General Land office’s action plan “insufficient,” and halting distribution of the $1.2 billion approved for projects. flood mitigation project in Texas after Harvey.

The GLO told ABC13 that it submitted its plan for approval in July 2021, but it has only now discovered that there is an issue that is believed to be problematic. They went on to add that “the partisan political game played by the Biden administration is putting Texans at risk.”

Locals said they didn’t care who was in charge of helping them rebuild – the city of Houston, the GLO or the US government, but someone needed to get involved quickly.

“We’re suffering. While that ping pong ball goes back and forth, and they forget to look at us. I (have) a good idea. Let them come stay in our house, and we come stay in their house and us,” said Sandra Edwards.

HUD said the GLO has 45 days to provide them with paperwork detailing how their money will be used to help communities and people at risk from disasters and climate change.

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