U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards says he wouldn't be able to sleep knowing he ad a vacant home in Waco, where there were children of evacuees.
Edwards told The Dallas Morning News that his wife, Lea Ann, suggested loaning out their three-bedroom home.
The couple and their two children spend the school year in Washington.
Johnnie Marchand of Algiers, Louisiana, and her family moved in Saturday.
The 46-year-old widow, and a son, daughter and two grandkids originally ended up at a Baptist church in Waco.
When Edwards showed up, Marchand said she had no idea that the man wearing a T-shirt, shorts and a baseball hat was a congressman.
Edwards says he'll stay with in-laws of friends when he returns to Waco on weekends.