The Brief: Thousands of families still displaced after Harvey

Motiva, the largest crude oil refinery in the United States, can be seen in the distance from Port Arthur on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Flood-damaged debris is piled outside of homes in the foreground.
<p><span>Motiva, the <span>largest</span><span>&nbsp;crude oil&nbsp;</span><span>refinery in the United States</span>, can be seen in the distance from Port Arthur on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Flood-damaged debris is piled outside of homes in the foreground.</span></p>

Three months after Hurricane Harvey devastated southeast Texas, tens of thousands of displaced families are still scattered across the state and without a permanent living situation.

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A conversation with Rep. Dawnna Dukes

Harvey was three months ago. These displaced families are still in limbo

Maria Keene in her home in Houston on Thursday, October 26, 2017. The home where Keene lived for 18 years was damaged by Harvey, forcing her to move to an apartment where she&rsquo;s expected to stay for months as her home is rebuilt.
<p><span>Maria Keene in her home in Houston on Thursday, October 26, 2017. The home where Keene lived for 18 years was damaged by Harvey, forcing her to move to an apartment where she&rsquo;s expected to stay for months as her home is rebuilt.</span></p>

Two families displaced by Harvey say they're not close to having their lives back to normal. Tens of thousands of others are also facing a long recovery before their biggest need — a permanent place to live — is settled.