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Ben Hirsch

Relief worker, West Street Recovery

Ben Hirsch is working on Harvey Recovery Efforts through the horizontal relief organization West Street Recovery. He is a graduate of the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs, and his interests are poverty and the environment and alternative structures of governance.

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One year after Harvey, Houston’s poorest families still struggling to recover

Our organization, West Street Recovery, is a twelve-person grassroots organization that formed in the days after Harvey to provide direct assistance to our neighbors in Northeast Houston. Though we never expected to be doing this work a year later, we continue to meet families who have fallen through the cracks of an aid system that deepens inequalities that existed before the storm.