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Texas Churches Sue FEMA for Equal Access to Harvey Flood Aid

  • Churches can’t get disaster relief given to zoos, museums
  • FEMA using flooded churches, synagogues as relief sites
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How Texas Can Pivot to Recovery After Harvey

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Three Texas churches devastated by Hurricane Harvey floodwaters sued the Federal Emergency Management Agency for access to disaster relief funds routinely provided to non-profit organizations such as zoos and museums, but denied to religious groups.

One of the churches suing in Houston federal court is being used as a disaster relief shelter for storm victims yet is ineligible to apply for FEMA funds to repair damage caused by three feet of flood waters.