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Texas Land Office and Houston Collaborate to Locate Displaced Residents owed Relocation Assistance

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Faith Braverman reports on efforts by the Texas Land Office and Houston City Council to locate 900 households owed relocation assistance due to the buyout of four low-income housing complexes following Hurricane Harvey. Despite the complexes being converted into green spaces and flood detention areas, the city failed to provide relocation assistance, prompting collaboration with Harris County and nonprofits to find displaced individuals. Texas Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham emphasizes the importance of financial stability for these residents, with the Department of Housing and Urban Development granting a two-year extension for the search. The coalition aims to leverage community networks and outreach channels to connect with affected individuals and fulfill their relocation needs.

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