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 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 11, 2019

Senators Call for Robust Disaster Supplemental Funding Bill

Senators have been pressuring congressional leadership to prioritize passing a robust disaster supplemental funding bill. Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) led nine other Democratic senators on a letter dated February 28 urging congressional leadership to quickly pass a disaster…

March 11, 2019

Additional Disaster Housing Recovery Updates – March 11, 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 3/4). Alabama Tornados President Trump approved a major disaster declaration (DR-4419) on March 5 for the state of Alabama,…

March 4, 2019

Senators Introduce $13.6 Billion Disaster Relief Package

A bipartisan group of eight senators introduced a $13.6 billion disaster relief package (S. 572) on February 26. The bill includes $1.06 billion in Community Development Block Grant–Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds for states impacted by disasters in 2018 and $610 million for the Nutrition…