A federal judge in Houston says FEMA has three weeks to figure out its current policy about federal relief for churches damaged by Harvey.
FEMA has traditionally denied funds to religious groups with storm-damaged churches. But a FEMA lawyer said in a Houston courtroom this week that the agency and the Justice Department are reconsidering the eligibility of faith groups. U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison on Thursday gave the agency until December 1st to clarify its position.
Eliot's ruling is in response to a lawsuit filed in September by three Texas churches whose buildings were damaged by Harvey.