Texas Housers – Federal court orders FEMA to reconsider denial of home repairs to Hurricane Dolly survivors

Good news for the low income Hurricane Dolly survivors who were denied home repairs by FEMA!

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas Brownsville Division issued a ruling on August 6 in the case of La Union del Pueblo Entero v. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The Plaintiffs brought suit in response to FEMA’s denial of rehabilitation assistance to numerous low income families in the Texas Rio Grande Valley in the wake of Hurricane Dolly. FEMA inspectors denied many claims for assistance citing the substandard condition of the house before the hurricane. The plaintiffs pointed out that FEMA had never issued criteria, standards and procedures to determine by which eligibility would be determined for FEMA benefits.

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