Category Archives: Housing

Growing Risk for Mobile Homes

Dangerous mix: Climate change, tornadoes, and mobile homes. Tornadoes and mobile homes do not mix to begin with, but throw in the volatility of climate change and the potential for massive property damage and deaths is even higher in coming … Continue reading

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Webinar on Planning for Temporary Housing After a Disaster – March 23

Planning Information Exchange (PIE) Webinar on Post-Disaster Temporary Housing: Urban Planning Considerations. March 23, 2017; 1:00pm-2:00pm CT; (begins 2pm ET, 12pm MT, 11am PT). Free Registration! In cooperation with the American Planning Association (APA), the Association of State Floodplain Managers … Continue reading

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What to Do To Secure Your Home If you Anticipate a Natural Disaster

From a banking community website, this practical information on how to get ready for a disaster: 6 Ways to Prep Your Home for Natural Disasters . Preparing for natural disasters can help you prevent loss of life and property.

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FEMA is Reviewing Temporary Housing Options for LA

FEMA: Unclear what housing options will be used, but don’t expect Katrina-era FEMA trailers. Some excerpts from the article: Earlier this year, the federal government unveiled what it called the “new and improved” FEMA trailer, which is a bit roomier … Continue reading

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Replacement Housing is Hard to Plan

This example from Japan illustrates the complexities of providing replacement housing.  See: Seven Percent of Public Housing Units for disaster Victims Unoccupied. [Thanks to Chris Jones for the citation.] And for some information about the U.S. problems with replacement housing, … Continue reading

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Issues re Housing Displaced Residents

From a San Francisco newspaper article: Disasters are Coming, But There’s Nowhere to Stay. Most of us are familiar with the need to find temporary housing units, but how many emergency managers have estimated the staff needed to do the … Continue reading

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NOT Learning from Experience

A dubious distinction for the NY City Public Housing Authority: not following up on lessons indicated, but not learned after H. Sandy. See: Post-Hurricane Sandy Chaos Could Happen Again at City Public Housing: Audit. The Diva wonders if HUD bears … Continue reading

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