Disaster Housing: FEMA Needs More Detailed Guidance and Performance Measures to Help Ensure Effective Assistance After Major Disasters
DIANE Publishing, 2010 - 58 pages
Concerns over FEMA┐s provision of temporary housing assistance, including travel trailers at group sites, after the 2005 hurricanes led to the development of the National Disaster Housing Strategy. This report assesses: (1) the challenges households faced in transitioning to permanent housing; (2) the extent to which FEMA measured its performance in closing and transitioning households in group sites; (3) the strategy's effectiveness in defining FEMA's roles and responsibilities for closing and transitioning households in group sites; and (4) the alternatives to travel trailers in group sites and how well the strategy assessed them. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.
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