Houston Chronicle – Judge to FEMA: Revise repair rules

A judge ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency to publish clearer standards for determining which disaster victims qualify for housing repair funds, a decision that lawyers in the case said could provide new hope to thousands of Hurricane Ike victims whose requests were denied.

U.S. District Judge Hilda Tagle of Brownsville issued the order Wednesday in a lawsuit against FEMA brought by Rio Grande Valley residents whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Dolly last summer. The agency used the same system to determine who qualified for repairs after Hurricane Ike and many other disasters.

The agency had no immediate comment.

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