FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | September 6, 2017
India Ogazi | (832) 548 5112
House Votes on Harvey Relief Funding
HOUSTON – Earlier today the U.S. House of Representatives approved nearly $8 billion in relief aid for Houston-region victims of hurricane Harvey. Most of the funding will go to FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund, which includes individual assistance programs as outlined by the agency.
“The House-passed emergency funding bill is a major first step toward rebuilding Houston,” said Katy Caldwell, CEO of Legacy Community Health. “Quickly infusing dollars into the region for temporary housing, property repairs, medical treatment will help get those displaced by the storm back on their feet. There is a long road ahead, including managing the public health needs arising from Harvey, but it’s good to see the House move with a sense of urgency. We urge the Senate to do the same.”
The House-passed funding bill is expected to be one in a series of aid relief packages Congress will consider.
Legacy Community Health, a not-for-profit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), provides comprehensive care to over 150,000 community members, regardless of their ability to pay, at 29 clinics in Southeast Texas. The agency provides adult primary care, HIV/AIDS care, pediatrics, OB/GYN and maternity, dental, vision and behavioral health.