Due to the response volume, register here for NLIHC's Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition-led national webinar on Tuesday, October 4, from 2 to 3:30 pm ET. Hear how federal, state, and local governments are responding to housing needs related to Hurricanes Fiona and Ian, learn from leaders in impacted communities about the impact on people experiencing homelessness and other low-income households, and join efforts to advocate for a complete and equitable recovery.
Speakers will include representatives from:
- HUD and FEMA
- Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico
- Hispanic Federation’s Puerto Rico office
- Housing and Homelessness Coalition of Kentucky
- Legal Services of North Florida
- Florida Housing Coalition
- And more
With widespread displacement and property damage, the path to a complete and just recovery will be long and arduous. After the immediate response and recovery work is finished, the equally difficult and much longer-term work to rebuild will begin in Puerto Rico and Florida, just as it continues in Louisiana, Texas, California, and Kentucky. NLIHC is committed to working with our state and local partners in all impacted communities, and with national and other allies, to achieve an equitable and complete housing recovery that prioritizes the needs of the lowest-income and most marginalized people, including renters and people experiencing homelessness.
NLIHC’s Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition includes nearly 850 local, state, and national organizations and impacted people, many with extensive experience in disaster housing relief, recovery, and rebuilding efforts undertaken in response to Hurricanes Katrina, Harvey, Maria, and Michael, as well as other major disasters. The DHRC stands ready to work with low-income survivors and communities impacted by Hurricanes Fiona and Ian. Our principles for an equitable recovery will guide our work as we advocate for Congress and the Biden administration to advance our top disaster housing recovery and rebuilding priorities. This work is critical. Disasters are increasing in frequency and severity, just as inequality continues to widen and our nation’s housing crisis grows worse. The lowest-income people and communities are consistently the hardest hit by disasters. They are least financially able to evacuate prior to a storm and, without dedicated advocacy on their behalf, most are likely to be left behind in the recovery and rebuilding process. Together, we must ensure that low-income people can access the housing resources they need to recover and rebuild in ways that alleviate the affordable housing crisis and withstand future storms.
Join the webinar here.