Housing and Disasters: Thoughts on Hurricane Katrina and Haiti. From the Brookings Institution.
The article states some well-known facts about housing recovery, but they are worth repeating for those new to the field. An excerpt:
But the ultimate lessons I took away from the two very different meetings are that: finding housing solutions for those displaced by disasters (either in very rich or in very poor countries) takes a long time. Long after the television cameras have moved on, when people don’t have a secure place to live, the disaster continues. Furthermore, those who seem to be most in need of housing are among the most vulnerable in the communities and are disproportionately renters rather than homeowners.