New Houston Rule Could Save Homes From Flooding, Drive Up Prices
The City Council passed a regulation that may help and hurt the city’s most vulnerable residents.
ICYMI: NAACP LDF Asks Texas to Accommodate Voters Displaced by Hurricane Harvey
“The Texas code already recognizes that a natural disaster is an extenuating circumstance necessitating accommodations.”
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.
3 Must-Read Points on Building Hurricane-Proof Cities
A new story from The Atlantic details better ways to build—and why they are often ignored in places like Houston and Miami.
Oil Refinery Leak Threatens Health of a Latinx Neighborhood in Houston
Manchester residents are breathing air with high concentrations of a chemical that causes cancer.
How Climate Change Intensified Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
A new article explores the devastating connection between these storms and global warming.
Houston Renters Now Face Task of Paying For Damaged Homes
Many landlords in the flood-damaged city are tacking on late fees and demanding payment in the days following Hurricane Harvey’s landfall.
The Red Cross Won't Reveal How Much of Harvey Donations Are Being Used for Harvey Aid
An executive talked around the question in an interview with NPR.
Solange Announces Benefit Show to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief
“I’m committed to partnering with organizations on the ground in Houston and making contributions to uplift the city that raised me with so much love.”
READ: Houston Neighborhood Hit Hard By Harvey While Still Recovering From 2016 Flood
The residents of Greenspoint live in a vulnerable area and they are predominantly Latinx.
A New Study Explains Why Coastal Cities Are at Increased Risk of Flooding
The factors that contributed to Houston’s devastation are poised to converge in other cities, too.
Hazardous Chemicals Released Into Air Following Hurricane-Related Refinery Accidents in Houston
ExxonMobil acknowledged that two of its refineries were damaged, and there was an unrelated pipeline leak.
How to Donate Money and Other Aid to Communities of Color in Houston
A list of charities and organizations working to keep immigrant, Black, Latinx and other populations safe after Hurricane Harvey.
Why Texan Communities of Color Are Particularly Vulnerable to Hurricane Harvey
As rains continue to flood the state, some residents face increased dangers.