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Long-Term Recovery in Texas after Hurricane Harvey


In late 2017, Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas Gulf Coast. Estimates place property damages at between $50 billion and $180 billion, with a disproportionate amount of low-income families experiencing the greatest loss. While many nonprofit organizations are playing key roles in providing vital support services and cleaning up neighborhoods, they are also stretched thin, and recovery work is putting financial and capacity pressure on them.

Thanks to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s generous support of the HEART program, a partnership between Enterprise and the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC), organizations helping to rebuild lives and communities damaged by Harvey will receive grants and technical assistance to finance the repair of hurricane and flood-damaged homes, provide emergency rental and utility assistance for households struggling with lost income, and support case management and volunteer management staff to assist with ongoing recovery efforts.