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’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>

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

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

 
 

Texas Republicans spar with White House over latest disaster aid request

Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a press conference on Harvey recovery efforts at the state Capitol on Nov. 17, 2017. Abbott is flanked by Sen. John Cornyn and&nbsp;Pam Patenaude, deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
<p>Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a press conference on Harvey recovery efforts at the state Capitol on Nov. 17, 2017. Abbott is flanked by Sen. John Cornyn and&nbsp;<span>Pam Patenaude, deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.</span></p>

After Gov. Greg Abbott panned the Trump administration's $44 billion request to Congress for hurricane recovery, the White House quickly responded by calling on the state to pony up its own dollars.

The Brief: Thousands of families still displaced after Harvey

Motiva, the largest&nbsp;crude oil&nbsp;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.

Analysis: The biggest threat to the Texas GOP? The Texas GOP

Rep. Sarah Davis R-West University Place, speaks to media regarding her request to add ethics reform to the special session on Aug. 2, 2017
<p>Rep. Sarah Davis R-West University Place, speaks to media regarding her request to add ethics reform to the special session on Aug. 2, 2017</p>

Texas governors generally don’t endorse against incumbents, never mind endorsing against incumbents in their own party. This puts a sort of official stamp on a split in the GOP that so many Republicans won’t even acknowledge.