Fixing America’s Broken Disaster Housing Recovery System, Part 2: Policy Framework Reform Recommendations

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In October 2019, more than 850 members of the Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition (DHRC)–a group hosted by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)–convened to discuss policy recommendations for reforming national disaster housing recovery. After the convening, the NLIHC and the Fair Share Housing Coalition summarized in this report the policy recommendations for centering low-income communities in disaster recovery. [See Part 1 that was written in preparation for the meeting.] Key themes in Part 2 include:

  • robust community engagement
  • transparency
  • accountability
  • emphasis on civil rights enforcement
  • fair mitigation strategies
  • building local capacity/benefits

The report highlights immediate/short term needs, long term recovery needs, and mitigation. It also includes information about the COVID-19 pandemic and its similarities to natural disasters.

Citation: Mickelson, S., N. Patton, A. Gordon, and D. Rammler. 2020. Fixing America’s Broken Disaster Housing Recovery System, Part 2: Policy Framework Reform Recommendations. Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition, C/O National Low Income Housing Coalition. Accessed Aug 17, 2020 from https://nlihc.org/sites/default/files/Fixing-Americas-Broken-Disaster-Housing-Recovery-System_P2.pdf?ct=t%28DHRC-Coronavirus-7.29.2020%29.