FEMA Says It Is Working To Meet Post-Harvey Housing Needs

Only a small percentage of households impacted by Hurricane Harvey have been awarded a federal travel trailer or RV from FEMA or the General Land Office

Local and state officials have been critical of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s and the state’s General Land Office’s efforts to house Texas households still impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Over 900-thousand Texas families requested some type of federal assistance following the storm, but only 11-hundred were awarded either a RV or FEMA travel trailer to live in as they try to rebuild their homes.

Kevin Hannes with FEMA’s Texas Offices said many of those who have applied don’t actually qualify for assistance.

Hannes said homeowners should also make sure their property has the proper connections to fit one of these trailers and that there are no local ordinances banning their use.