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.

Welcome to Hurricane Season – June 2021 Newsletter June 4, 2021 Ultimately, even if it was heavily invested in,  preparedness at the household level can only go so far. We need big infrastructure projects, both …

Disaster Response from the Winter Storm to Hurricane Season – April 2021 Newsletter April 26, 2021 “We’re living in disaster all the time. We have learned how to exist in disaster.” With this most recent …