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Category Archives: Housing
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
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
Mapping Harvey’s Impact on Houston Homeowners.
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
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.
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
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