According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, more than 230,000 homes suffered damage from Harvey, including 65,000 with serious damage not covered by other sources. The Insurance Council of Texas estimates that 250,000 cars were impacted along the Gulf Coast, and more than 90,000 of those vehicles were either uninsured or didn't have policies that cover flood damage. Thousands continue to suffer without homes and automobiles, impacting all aspects of their lives and recovery.
SHAPE provides temporary financial assistance for people who have been turned down for help or underfunded, as well as people who lack insurance coverage and financial means to recover from the effects of Harvey. We provide direct goods such as cleaning supplies and building materials, water, insect repellent, and other items as needed. SHAPE also provides or assists with obtaining cleaning and minor construction crews for the elderly and disabled, along with mental health counseling services.
We will help 100-200 families and individuals recover their homes; recover their transportation, relocate, and/or get back on track with some of their financial obligations, while also helping them recover mentally from the loss and grief felt after the hurricane.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Shape Community Center website