Harvey Flooding Focuses Attention on Troubled Flood Insurance Program

Times-Picayune (New Orleans), Aug. 28, 2017–Drew Broach
Hurricane Harvey’s ghastly flooding in the Houston area is sure to focus political attention on the National Flood Insurance Program, a controversial government benefit that makes home ownership affordable to many in south Louisiana. It’s $24 billion in debt, and unless Congress acts in the next 34 days, it will expire.