Community groups urge extension of deadline to file appeals to FEMA in wake of Harvey

Houston religious and community leaders on Wednesday urged FEMA to extend by 60 days the deadline for flood-related appeals as many residents are unaware of how to navigate the process in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
“How are our families going to recover at this rate of response from FEMA? We do not expect FEMA to pay for all, or even most of the damage. But the amounts that they are giving don’t even allow for homes to be habitable,” said Rhonda Sepulveda, the communications and government relations coordinator for Catholic Charities.
“The only response is for people to appeal” to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, she said during a Wednesday press conference at Assumption Catholic Church.

Original published: 2017-12-06 18:59:50 Read the full Houston News here

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