Puerto Rican Homeowners Suffer As FEMA Pays Exorbitant Prices for Home Repairs
An investigation from The New York Times reveals extreme markups and disappointed residents.
Flooded Coastal Communities No Safer After Being Rebuilt With FEMA Dollars
A failure to consider climate change guarantees that towns and residents stay vulnerable in post-hurricane recovery efforts.
READ: Black Homeowners in the Gullah-Geechee Islands Could Lose Land After Florence
A new Mother Jones article details how property laws could complicate post-storm recovery.
Trump Administration Funneled $10 Million from FEMA to ICE Detention Program
Newly released DHS documents show that, at the start of hurricane season, the money was diverted to buttress the federal government’s detention and deportation efforts.
FEMA Admits It Bungled Response in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria
The agency released a report that supports the criticisms leveled against it.
Nearly 2,000 Puerto Rican Hurricane Survivors Face Eviction
A federal judge will decide if Puerto Ricans forced to evacuate their homes following Hurricane Maria will be evicted from their hotels and motels, as FEMA seeks to end the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program.
Houston and Puerto Rico Unprepared for Upcoming Hurricane Season
Amid housing and financial concerns, residents face the possibility of new storms from a disadvantaged position.
FEMA Ignored Puerto Rico Supermarkets' Requests for Generator Fuel After Hurricane Maria
The result was the loss of tens of thousands of dollars of food, while people stood in lines outside, hungry.
Congress Investigates FEMA's Failure to Deliver 18.5 Million Meals to Puerto Rico
The agency awarded a $156 million contract to a company with no experience in the food industry.
Puerto Rico Cancels Energy Restoration Contract With Montana Firm
“FEMA has significant concerns with how PREPA procured this contract and has not confirmed whether the contract prices were reasonable.”
House Committee Approves $36.5 Billion in Hurricane and Wildfire Recovery Aid
“These funds are vital right now, in the near term, to get the aid where it is needed most.”
FEMA No Longer Depending on Trailers to House Flood Victims
Drawing on lessons learned post-Katrina, agency officials say they are exploring other options after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Why Texan Communities of Color Are Particularly Vulnerable to Hurricane Harvey
As rains continue to flood the state, some residents face increased dangers.
Congress Investigates How FEMA Handled Louisiana's Historic Flooding Last Year
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee issued a letter to the federal agency demanding documents.
FEMA and NYC Revise Flood Maps With Climate Change and Affordability in Mind
The agency is taking preventative steps in New York, but it refused to do so after storms ravaged Louisiana.
Undocumented Can Apply for FEMA Sandy Relief Through Citizen Kids
If history repeats itself undocumented immigrants will be a large part of Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts but they themselves won’t qualify for financial assistance from FEMA.
NYC's Chinatown Devastated After Sandy, Advocates Say Race to Blame
What happens if you’re not Wall Street or Times Square post-Sandy.
Watch Romney Refuse to Answer Questions About Defunding FEMA 11 Times
Is Romney Serious About Defunding FEMA? No one knows.
Bush's Heckuva-Job FEMA Director Criticizes Obama For Responding to Sandy 'So Quickly'
Former FEMA Director Michael Brown, who faced a great deal of backlash for the Bush administration’s handling of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, is back in the headlines.
New Orleans Dumps FEMA Trailers--and Maybe the People in Them
The new tough-on-blight policy doesn’t mean the city will help people work out stable housing.