Galveston County Daily News – Court: FEMA to publish clearer guidelines

Low-income families hit by Hurricane Ike might be able to get help repairing their homes even though they have been denied.

A federal court in McAllen ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency to publish clearer guidelines for determining who qualifies for housing repair funds. The ruling was issued Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Hilda Tagle.

A timeline for the public distribution of the guidelines, which could provide assistance to thousands of Hurricane Ike victims who have been denied help, will be set as early as next week, said Cynthia Martinez, communications director for Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.

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