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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 850 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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7 Principles of Disaster Recovery

For more information, please contact NLIHC Director of Public Policy Sarah Saadian ([email protected]), Policy Analyst Noah Patton ([email protected]) or Policy Analyst Xavier Arriaga ([email protected]).

Memo to Members and Partners Articles

August 3, 2020

NLIHC Testifies to Congress on Equitable Disaster Recovery

NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management during a July 28 hearing on equitable disaster recovery. The “Experiences of Vulnerable Populations During Disaster”…

July 27, 2020

HUD Publishes Proposed Anti-Transgender Rule in the Federal Register

HUD published proposed anti-transgender changes to the Equal Access Rule in the Federal Register on July 23. This proposed rule change would weaken protections for transgender individuals experiencing homelessness and seeking emergency shelter, allowing shelter providers to deny admission or access…

July 27, 2020

House Financial Services Committee Holds Hearing on The HEROES Act

The House Financial Services Committee held a remote hearing on July 23 on "The HEROES Act: Providing for a Strong Economic Recovery from COVID-19.” Witnesses included Shaun Donovan, former HUD secretary and former director of the Office of Management and Budget; Robert Reich, former secretary of…