FEMA announced Tuesday houses of worship no longer would be excluded from eligibility for FEMA aid.
The agency says the changes affect private nonprofit organizations that sustained damage from a major disaster on or after August 23 or that had unresolved applications pending before the agency as of that date. The assistance is limited to costs not covered by a U.S. Small Business Administration loan.
Three Texas churches severely damaged by Hurricane Harvey last year sued FEMA over the policy, accusing the agency of religious discrimination.
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