West Street Recovery


West Street Recovery was formed during Hurricane Harvey by a group of people who came together to perform rescues, distribute food and water, and meet the needs of flood survivors. Since then, WSR has grown into a horizontally– structured and worker–directed disaster recovery nonprofıt, which uses Hurricane Harvey home repair and community engagement to build more broadly towards social justice and an equitable recovery.

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What We Do


Building community power and collective care through grassroots, ground-up advocacy, training, and mutual aid.


Repairing flood damaged homes back to livable condition, from mucking out wet materials to patching roofs and replacing sheetrock.


Centering the perspectives of marginalized neighborhoods and disaster survivors in conversations on flooding and disaster.


Preparing communities for future climate disasters, prioritizing vulnerable populations in resilience and response plans.

Houston freeze response: pipe wraps and patches – January 2023 January 24, 2023 …hub captains played a central role in preparedness and response this year. All seven captains were active in checking in on neighbors, …

2023 In Review – January 2023 February 11, 2022 …we are learning more and more about how mutual aid, material intervention, political education and community organizing combine to build power that strengthens communities, leads to …