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After Hurricane Katrina, 20,000 people faced difficulty getting government aid to rebuild, because they couldn't prove they owned their homes. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with University of Texas Law Professor Heather Way about how the same thing could happen after Hurricane Harvey.

With streets mostly dry and shelters closing, people displaced by Harvey are returning home. Now, residents are focused on whether their homes are habitable, and many are worried about paying rent and mortgages.

NPR reporters have been going home to see how their hometowns have changed. NPR's Richard Gonzales returns to Richmond, Calif., a blue collar city east of San Francisco seeing an exodus of African-Americans and the emergence of a new Latino community.

Each year, the International Rescue Committee holds a summer school program for newly-arrived refugee kids. This year's session in Seattle includes 36 students from Iraq, Syria, Somalia and Afghanistan.

Motorists are finding that the average price of a gallon of gasoline is 20 cents more than it was a month ago — the highest it's been in two years. The reasons have a lot to do with Hurricane Harvey.

NPR's Michel Martin checks back in on Houston resident Jada Wilson, who was trapped in her grandparents' home during Hurricane Harvey last week, as floodwaters were rising.

In Houston, floodwaters have mostly receded and residents are starting to turn toward rebuilding. But in places farther east like Beaumont and Pasadena, many communities are still under water.

At the only emergency department providing care in downtown Houston, staff stayed in the hospital throughout the week to care for patients. It was an emotional experience.

The General Services Administration approved the Trump Organization's lease for the Washington, D.C., property. But the GSA Inspector General's Office is taking another look at the contract.

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with the Houston police chief Art Acevedo about the week following Hurricane Harvey's landfall in Texas.




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