Tribpedia: Texas Department Of Rural Affairs

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Over the last ten years, the Texas Department of Rural Affairs has distributed over $1.3 billion — most of it federal funds — for community and economic development, disaster recovery, and health services in rural areas. More than 90 percent of TDRA’s community and economic development funding is Federal money from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ...

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Amid Finger-Pointing, Hurricane Relief Lags

Hurricane Ike era blue tarps still on the roof a Hurricane Ike damaged home near downtown in Houston, July 28, 2011.
Hurricane Ike era blue tarps still on the roof a Hurricane Ike damaged home near downtown in Houston, July 28, 2011.

Nearly four years after Hurricanes Ike and Dolly destroyed homes near the Texas coast, thousands of Texans are still waiting for housing assistance. The long-term disaster recovery effort funded by the federal government has made little headway. But where two state agencies faltered, another is stepping in.