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Texas launches online Harvey recovery funds tracker

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Texas has an estimated $200 billion in damages from Hurricane Harvey. Texas has an estimated $200 billion in damages from Hurricane Harvey.

The Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas announced today the launch of a new Recovery Tracker to allow the public to see how funds related to the state’s recovery from Hurricane Harvey are being used.  

The commission says that the tracker includes information on how many individuals have been approved for disaster assistance, how much assistance has been provided so far, how many direct housing assistance projects have been completed, how many individuals are in FEMA-funded hotels, and other key topics.

“As the state continues to receive federal aid and devote necessary resources to our recovery efforts, it is important that Texans know where this money is going,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “The Recovery Tracker is a good start in achieving transparency for the people of Texas as we work to rebuild in the aftermath of Harvey. I thank Commissioner John Sharp and the Commission to Rebuild Texas for leading on this project, and for all their continued work helping victims in need.”

According to the commission, the Recovery Tracker is still a work in progress, but currently contains data from the Texas General Land Office, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The commission says that information from other agencies will be added to the tracker once they have obtained it.

The commission says they have compiled and consolidated data that is owned, created, and maintained by other agencies involved in the rebuilding process, and through the Recovery Tracker, that information is presented it in a visual dashboard that is easy for local officials and members of the public to access.

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