Home repair after Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey decimated much of southeast Texas in August 2017. In response to the storm’s tremendous destruction, Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County has come up with more ways to help even more families.
Miriam Morgan, who leads Habitat’s efforts in her hard-hit county, estimates that as much of 90 percent of the local housing stock was affected. With so much need around them, Habitat has worked hard to find additional ways to work alongside those affected.
Habitat’s new critical home repair program offers everything from roof replacements to total rehabs. Partnerships with local governments, churches and other nonprofits working in the area are allowing communities to recover more quickly.
“It is a personal mission always to work for Habitat,” says Morgan. “It is even more of a personal mission to put people back into their homes.”