Hurricane Harvey: The Experiences of Immigrants Living in the Texas Gulf Coast
Section 5: Conclusion
Immigrants in the Texas Gulf Coast region faced some particular challenges compared to their native-born counterparts even before Hurricane Harvey hit, including more tenuous financial circumstances, poorer access to health care and insurance, and smaller nearby social support networks. The survey finds that the hurricane exacerbated some of these challenges, as immigrants were more likely than other Texans to experience job-related income loss as a result of the storm. As recovery efforts continue, these data indicate that help with financial recovery and access to health care may be of particular benefit to immigrants living in the Texas gulf coast region.