Category Archives: Housing

Housing Option Ignored by FEMA in FL

From the Orlando Sentinel: FEMA Ignores Housing Option for Displaced Families. At issue is HUD’s Disaster Housing Assistance Program. Here are some details: DHAP could provide temporary rental assistance and wrap-around case management to low-income families in need, helping them … Continue reading

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PreFab Homes as Replacement Housing

Prefab Finds a Home in Fire-Ravaged Neighborhoods of California. For decades, utopian designers and populist dreamers have glorified prefabricated housing. The idea to mass-produce a home like an automobile, with much of the process standardized in a factory, promised greater … Continue reading

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Floating House to Resist Climate Change

From the New Yorker: A Floating House to Resist the Floods of Climate Change.

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Even Mobile Homes Are Not An Option for Many

From Bloomberg News: Mobile Homes Are So Expensive Now, Hurricane Victims Can’t Afford Them.The industry was struggling to keep up with demand even before this year’s natural disasters.

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Temporary Housing Issues and Options

From the Wash Post: With thousands still in shelters, FEMA’s caution about temporary housing hinders hurricane recovery, An excerpt: The triple-punch of the three hurricanes has created a housing challenge for FEMA that is unmatched since Katrina. In Texas, an … Continue reading

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What is the Fate of Public Housing Post-Disaster?

This article brings up an important matter, which I have not seen addressed before. See: After Hurricanes, Public Housing May Never Get Rebuilt. When destroyed by disaster, public housing has historically taken years to be replaced — if at all. … Continue reading

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Mapping Impact of H. Harvey on Houston Homes

Mapping Harvey’s Impact on Houston Homeowners.

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