West Street Recovery

In the News

‘We have to be a swarm of mosquitos’ — three years after Harvey, survivors fight together for recovery

Houston Chronicle – Opinion/Outlook
By Julia Orduña and Ben Hirsch 

Three Years After Harvey, Houston’s Home Repair Program Continues to Lag. Who is to Blame?

Houston Chronicle
Jasper Scherer & Mike Morris

5 ways to help take racism out of disaster recovery

Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research
By Doris Brown and Ben Hirsch

Disasters Are Driving a Mental Health Crisis

Center for Public Integrity
Dean Russell & Jamie Smith Hopkins

3 Years After Harvey, Some Houstonians Are Still Waiting For Help

Associated Press
Juan A. Lozano

The American Disaster Relief Program is Broken

Vice News
By Elena Botella

Quarantined in a property that flooded? Coronavirus compounds risks from Harvey, Imelda

By Ben Lacy Hirsch

COVID-19 shows need for universal health care, basic income

By Ben Lacy Hirsch


Two years after Harvey, has Houston lost its urgency on flood repairs, prevention?

Houston Chronicle
By Mike Morris


More than a year later, FEMA’s Harvey home repair programs made few fixes

Houston Chronicle
By Mike Morris

Keeping it in the Family

Imagine If Podcast Hadiya Culbreath

One year after Harvey, Houston’s poorest families still struggle to recover

By Ben Hirsch and Dori Grabinski

HCFCD Flood Bond Proposal 

V&M Productions on Vimeo

New York Times
By Manny Fernandez

We’re still fixing Harvey’s mess; let’s do it in best way possible way

Houston Chronicle Outlook
By Ben Hirsch, and Deanna Adams

Thousands of Texans are still in temporary housing awaiting Hurricane Harvey Aid 

PBS News Hour
January 29, 2018

What’s Up – 6 Months Post Harvey & How You Can Help

Culture Clash
By Jessica Antonelli

Reflections from Houston: Ads, gift cards, and glimmers of hope

TribTalk – The Texas Tribune
By Ben Hirsch