The full title of this thoughtful, 22 page report from the Center for American Press is A Disaster in the making;Addressing the Vulnerability of Low-Income Communities to Extreme Weather. A salient quote from the report is:
One of the primary reasons that low-income people are disproportionately affected by extreme weather is due to the quality of their housing. Shoddy construction and the age of affordable housing — in generally in less than desirable neighborhoods that lack quality services and are supported by suboptimal infrastructure – puts low income people at greater risk from the effects of extreme weather.
The chapters address: underlying effects of poverty; the impact of poor-quality housing, environmental factors, economic stability, improve resiliency and recovery in low-income communities.
The report also covers some of the housing problems uncovered by Superstorm Sandy.
Here is another article, this one from the National Journal.