Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee demands homes for disabled, elderly residents be assessed for Hurricane Harvey storm damage

HOUSTON – It’s been five years since Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston area, causing property damage and even the loss of human life.

Since then, elected officials both state and citywide have been working to help residents in the hardest-hit parts of our community mend their lives back together.

On Saturday afternoon, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) spoke to a crowd, demanding the restoration of the homes of the disabled and elderly residents in her district.

Jackson Lee asked that their homes be immediately assessed and that construction begins so that those who have been without a house since 2017 can have proper shelter.

The congresswoman also spoke on the Voting Rights Act which was blocked in the Senate this past week, saying “voting for many of these people is so precious.”

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Moriah Ballard joined the KPRC 2 digital team in the fall of 2021. Prior to becoming a digital content producer in Southeast Texas and a Houstonian, Moriah was an award-winning radio host in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio and previously worked as a producer/content creator in Cleveland. Her faith, family, and community are her top passions.