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