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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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.
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.