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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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

March 18, 2019

House Subcommittee Discusses Need for Increased Community Resiliency

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) held a hearing, “Stakeholder Perspectives: Building Resilient Communities,” on March 13. Members of the subcommittee and witnesses discussed strategies for better incorporating resiliency and mitigation…

March 18, 2019

House Subcommittee Examines Emergency Management

The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery held a hearing, “Improving the Federal Response: Perspectives on the State of Emergency Management,” on March 13. Members of the subcommittee and witnesses discussed improving partnerships between FEMA and…

March 18, 2019

Additional Disaster Housing Recovery Updates – March 18, 2019

The following is a review of additional disaster housing recovery developments since the last edition of Memo to Members and Partners (for the article in the previous Memo, see 3/11). Alabama Tornados HUD will provide mortgage relief and other support to homeowners and low-income renters…