Disrupting Disasters

Sep 4, 2019

4 min read

Recovery & Resilience: Housing is Critical Infrastructure

Rules that keep households from becoming whole make us less resilient

Harvey residential flooding along Langham Creek near the Addicks Reservoir in West Houston. (Photo: Harris County Flood Control District)

Hurricane Harvey destroyed or damaged more than 204,000 homes and apartment buildings in Harris County. The devastation was unprecedented in its scope and the housing challenge is unique from other major tropical storms. Many households were displaced only temporarily, but two years after Harvey a…