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FEMA Says More Than $1 Billion In Federal Aid Provided To Texans Since Harvey

Harris County has received the highest amount of FEMA housing assistance — more than $198 million — to help residents with costs related to rent, repairs and personal property loss.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said Tuesday that more than $1 billion in federal funds have been provided directly to Texans “to aid in their personal recovery” since the government declared Harvey a disaster on Aug. 25.

“The speed of this assistance is historic for Texas,” Federal Coordinating Officer Kevin Hannes said in a statement.

Texans are receiving federal support including funds from FEMA grants, National Flood Insurance Program claims and disaster loans from the Small Business Administration.

Harris County has received the highest amount of FEMA housing assistance — more than $198 million — for help with costs related to rent, repairs and personal property loss.

Galveston County follows at more than $44 million, and Fort Bend County after that, with more than $22 million.

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