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Study: Houston needs $2 bil to fix Harvey-related housing damage

DEFENDER NEWS NETWORK — Data scientists and flood engineers worked with the city on an eight-month study to create the Houston Housing and Community Development Department report, marking a new strategy for disaster relief assessment. Previous assessments relied on approved FEMA individual assistance claims, which are often difficult to access for low-income, disabled and elderly populations — the people most likely to still be struggling to recover. […read more]