“The Texas Land Commissioner [GLO] was in Rockport Thursday morning to present the keys to a FEMA manufactured housing unit to a couple who lost everything to Hurricane Harvey,” said South Texas’ KIII News.
The GLO commissioner is George P. Bush, son of previous Florida Governor and one-time GOP presidential candidate, Jeb Bush.
“Not only did Rene and Bo Carettini lose their home to Hurricane Harvey, their 26-year-old autistic son had to move away with relatives because of it; but now, with their new FEMA manufactured house, they said their life is getting back on track,” according to that local media.
“There was nothing salvageable about it,” Rene said in that report. “It actually looked like a giant came along and picked it up, crushed it together, balled it up, and set it back down.” The move allowed the couple to leave their ‘tiny’ RV.
The FEMA MHU will allow their son to rejoin the family.
The couple in the video shown reflects their pleasure and relief at receiving the manufactured home. As Daily Business News readers know, thousands in Texas were impacted by Hurricane Harvey, and FEMA as well as private companies are an important part of the relief effort for those citizens.
“So far FEMA has identified 230 families that are eligible for direct housing assistance here in Aransas County,” Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush said.
Bush’s entourage included federal, state, and local officials, to congratulate the Carettini’s and reassure other residents that housing help is coming.
According to the report, “Texas General Land Office [GLO], 660 manufactured homes have been distributed statewide, with 70 in Aransas County and 25 in the Rockport area. So far, 26 residents have been given keys to homes, and nine more families will get their keys in the next week.”
The GLO has also reportedly distributed 92 travel trailers to two different RV sites in Aransas County.
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