Picking Up the Pieces: Restoring Rural Housing and Communities After a Disaster
This report identifies existing contact persons and agencies, with the goal of increased coordination among them and stimulate further development of community-based resources such as housing development corporations and advocacy agencies. The section entitled "Initial Response" outlines the process that disaster-stricken communities can expect to undergo following the catastrophe. The section entitled "Specific Housing Resources for Disasters" describes the principal forms of assistance available to those whose homes have been damaged or destroyed by disasters. These are programs specifically designed for use in disaster recovery situations. Next, a section on "General Housing Resources" provides descriptions of key agencies and some of the programs they administer that are relevant to housing recovery. In each case, the guide provides the address of the agency office or offices from which more detailed information can be obtained. Finally, a section entitled "Reaching the Hard-to-Reach" briefly discusses the special problems of meeting the housing needs of low income rural residents (authors).
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