Post-Hurricane Harvey: ‘Get to yes’ - Bush, GLO still seek federal aid applicants

Eight weeks into its operation, a “one-stop shop” in Port Arthur for homeowners seeking federal aid related to Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey continues to see steady traffic, with no plans for closing.

Brittany Eck, a spokeswoman for Texas General Land Office, which is a conduit for federal aid to the state, said more than 2,000 regional homeowners have applied for help program wide in the Central/Golden Crescent Region, Coastal Bend Region, Deep Texas Region, HGAC-East/Gulf Coast Region and Southeast Texas Region — which includes Jefferson, Hardin and Orange counties.

Eck said Land Commissioner George P. Bush, the state’s point man for the program, is urging people with storm-related damages to apply for federal help. In Southeast Texas, there is some $205 million allocated for assistance to homeowners.

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