Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition

One of the top priorities after a disaster is making sure that all displaced families have a safe, accessible, and affordable place to live while they get back on their feet. Too often, however, the housing, infrastructure, and mitigation needs of the lowest income people and their communities are overlooked.

NLIHC leads the Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition of more than 800 national, state, and local organizations, including many working directly with disaster-impacted communities and with first-hand experience recovering after disasters. We work to ensure that federal disaster recovery efforts reach all impacted households, including the lowest income seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, veterans, people experiencing homelessness, and other at-risk populations who are often the hardest-hit by disasters and have the fewest resources to recover afterwards.

7 Principles of Disaster Recovery

DHRC Members

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7 Principles of Disaster Recovery

For more information, please contact NLIHC Director of Public Policy Sarah Mickelson (smickelson@nlihc.org), Policy Analyst Sonya Acosta (sacosta@nlihc.org) or Senior Advisor Ed Gramlich (ed@nlihc.org).

Memo to Members and Partners Articles

June 17, 2019

NLIHC Calls on HUD to Quickly Release Disaster Mitigation and Recovery Funding

NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel sent a letter on June 12 to HUD Secretary Ben Carson calling on the agency to immediately release over $16 billion dollars in Community Development Block Grant–Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) mitigation funding. Congress approved the funds more than 16 months ago to…

June 17, 2019

Head of FEMA Oversight Agency Resigns Over Whitewashed Reports

John V. Kelly stepped down from his role as the acting inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on June 11. The resignation comes after an internal report found significant issues with the DHS Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) audits and evaluations of FEMA’s performance…

June 17, 2019

House Homeland Security Committee Questions FEMA Administrator

The House Homeland Security Committee held a hearing on June 12 with Acting FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor and Chris Currie from the Government Accountability Office. Lawmakers asked the witnesses about FEMA’s response to Hurricanes Maria and Irma, the agency’s ability to deal with coming…