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

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For more information, please contact NLIHC Director of Public Policy Sarah Saadian Mickelson (smickelson@nlihc.org), Policy Analyst Noah Patton (npatton@nlihc.org) or Senior Advisor Ed Gramlich (ed@nlihc.org).

Memo to Members and Partners Articles

October 7, 2019

Senator Rubio Introduces ‘Disaster Assistance Simplification Act’

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced “Disaster Assistance Simplification Act” on September 26. The legislation addresses existing issues between HUD’s disaster assistance programs and the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) disaster loan program, which provides low-interest loans to homeowners…

October 7, 2019

DHRC Releases New Fact Sheets on the Housing Impact of Recent Major Disasters

The Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition (DHRC) – an NLIHC-led coalition of over 800 organizations collaborating to ensure equitable disaster housing recovery, especially for the lowest-income people and communities – has released a set of new fact sheets on the housing impacts of major disasters in…

September 30, 2019

Two Tropical Storms Strike U.S. and Territories

Two tropical storms crossed over parts of the United States this past week. Remains of Tropical Storm Imelda hit Southeast Texas, dumping large amounts of rain on the region and claiming five lives. Widespread flooding was reported in many of the same areas hit by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Areas…

September 23, 2019

Disaster Housing Recovery Updates - September 23, 2019

The following is a review of disaster housing recovery developments since the last edition of Memo to Members and Partners (for the article in the previous Memo, see 9/16). Federal Action & National News Democratic candidate for president South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg unveiled his disaster…