Houstonians are voicing their frustration with City and County leadership. Almost three years after Hurricane Harvey hit, thousands of victims still haven't received money through the government's housing relief fund.
Monday, June 1st is the official start of the hurricane season. However, thousands say the City of Houston has yet to help repair their homes, damaged in 2017. Now, the state's General Land Office has taken control of the housing relief program. While Mayor Sylvester Turner's administration is pushing back, he and Harris County aren't likely to get control back. Houston businessman and former mayor candidate Bill King says victims have little expectations.
I think a lot of people have just given up and written it off. We are approached there years since Harvey, and we haven’t gotten this [money] out to people yet? How is this conceivable?” King said.
King blames the city and county for staffing politicos to do the job. Not competent people who know how to go through all the red tape. Only 80 residents have reportedly received aid as of March 31st.