Fair Housing

The Port Arthur Community Action Network et al. sued the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, et al. in federal court, claiming they discriminated against poor, minority renters by letting only property owners apply for $5.6 billion in HUD recovery money after Hurricane Harvey.

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Trump the Meteorologist

Did President Donald Trump and White House officials force federal meteorologists to alter their hurricane maps to bolster Trump’s prediction that Hurricane Dorian would hit Alabama when in fact it was never going to come anywhere near the Heart of Dixie? Inquiring minds – and FOIA complainant Ecological Rights Foundation – want to know.

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Hurricanes Sprout in Atlantic, Pacific, as Houston Breathes Easy

Hurricane Humberto rushed past Bermuda, lashing the British Atlantic territory with powerful winds for hours before moving away early Thursday, as new Hurricane Lorena swirled in the Pacific, threatening resorts on Mexico’s southwestern coast, and Houston escaped major damage from Tropical Storm Imelda.

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Trial Over Hurricane Flooding in Houston Wraps Up

Is it inevitable that another massive storm like Hurricane Harvey will bring disastrous flooding to Houston? Seeking to avoid government liability for home flooding caused by two Houston-area dams retaining runoff from the historic deluge, a Justice Department attorney argued Friday the probability of another Harvey is “incredibly low.”

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FEMA Officers and Contractor Accused of Puerto Rico Disaster Fraud

After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico’s energy grid two years ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency official in charge of planning and coordinating the recovery of the commonwealth’s energy sector oversaw two contracts that ballooned to more than $1.8 billion with a Delaware-based energy company that had formed less than a year earlier.

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