Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 25, 2017, devastating Houston and its surrounding areas. More than a year later, with much of the state recovered, lower-income earning Houstonians of color are still disproportionately displaced from their homes.

Yesterday (September 3), The New York Times examined the lives of the people the newspaper called “Houston’s most vulnerable” population—Black and Latinx Texans on the brink of homelessness as a result of Harvey, many of whom were denied assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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