Hurricane Harvey Research Reports

"We want government and other recovery funds to use this information to make good decisions about how to reach those most in need,” said Elena Marks, EHF's president and CEO.

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Survey: One Year after Hurricane Harvey, 3 in 10 Affected Texas Gulf Coast Residents Say Their Lives Remain Disrupted

August 23, 2018
Survey: One Year after Hurricane Harvey, 3 in 10 Affected Texas Gulf Coast Residents Say Their Lives Remain Disrupted
Nearly a year after Hurricane Harvey swamped the Texas Gulf Coast, a growing share of affected residents say their lives are back on track, but three in 10 (30%) say their lives remain disrupted, finds a Kaiser Family Foundation/Episcopal Health Foundation survey of residents in 24 hard-hit Texas counties.

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EHF releases updated mapping tool that matches FEMA application data with specific low-income, at-risk communities following Hurricane Harvey

May 4, 2018
EHF releases updated mapping tool that matches FEMA application data with specific low-income, at-risk communities following Hurricane Harvey
The tool matches a map of Hurricane Harvey FEMA application and approval data with a map using the Social Vulnerability Index. Social vulnerability refers to the resilience of communities when confronted by external stresses on human health, stresses such as natural disasters. Click below to use the interactive map.

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Analysis: Immigrants living along the Texas Gulf Coast hit hard financially following Hurricane Harvey

March 20, 2018
Analysis: Immigrants living along the Texas Gulf Coast hit hard financially following Hurricane Harvey
Immigrants living along the Texas Gulf Coast were more likely than their U.S.-born neighbors to suffer employment and income losses as a result of Hurricane Harvey (64% vs. 39%), a new Kaiser Family Foundation/Episcopal Health Foundation analysis finds.

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Survey: About 6 in 10 Harvey-affected residents in Jefferson, Hardin and Orange Counties said their lives were still disrupted months later

February 23, 2018
Survey: About 6 in 10 Harvey-affected residents in Jefferson, Hardin and Orange Counties said their lives were still disrupted months later
Residents in the Golden Triangle are more likely to have been adversely impacted by Hurricane Harvey than residents in most other regions across the Texas Gulf Coast, finds a comprehensive Episcopal Health Foundation/Kaiser Family Foundation survey of residents in 24 hard-hit counties. Plus, an EHF analysis of latest FEMA data finds roughly half of Golden Triangle residents who applied for housing assistance have been approved.

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FEMA Assistance Application/Approval Data Map by Zip Code

January 1, 2018
FEMA Assistance Application/Approval Data Map by Zip Code
This interactive map shows zip-code level data on total applications submitted to FEMA for individual assistance, plus approval rates.

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Survey: Three months after Hurricane Harvey, nearly half of affected Texans say they are not getting the help they need to recover

December 4, 2017
Survey: Three months after Hurricane Harvey, nearly half of affected Texans say they are not getting the help they need to recover
Two-thirds (66%) of residents across 24 Texas counties report that they suffered property damage, employment disruptions and/or lost income due to Hurricane Harvey, finds a new Episcopal Health Foundation/Kaiser Family Foundation survey. One in nine residents in these hardest-hit counties remain displaced from their homes three months after the storm.

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