New Hope Housing and City of Houston moves evacuees out of GRB into temporary housing

In response to the catastrophic flooding following Hurricane Harvey, organizations on a local and national scale are stepping up to assist the Houston community as they recover. CORT is very proud to support New Hope Housing, a local non-profit that has been serving the Houston community since 1993, by providing assistance through hurricane relief efforts.

New Hope Housing was selected to help open temporary housing at the Residences on Emancipation for up to 300 flood individuals displaced during the hurricane until they can find permanent housing. Furniture for a resident lounge and reading room has been donated by CORT.

“Our team has worked diligently in coordination with New Hope Housing and the City of Houston to set up the temporary shelter as quickly as possible to assist those in need,” said Todd Shell, Regional Manager at CORT. “We have worked with New Hope Housing for many years and are proud to call them a friend and partner in supporting the Houston community. Our team will do whatever we can to get this great city back on its feet.”

The shelter would be the first formal step the city has taken to seek housing beyond the evacuation shelter for Harvey’s victims. You can find out more about New Hope Housing and support their cause on their website.