Tags: housing + disaster (25 bookmarks)

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  1. Briefing paper which highlights key lessons from past urban responses to guide local authorities, national governments, international agencies, the private sector, and community organisations in approaching the challenges of addressing and responding to disaster risks in urban environments.
  2. Strategy document summarizing the many sheltering and housing capabilities, principles, and policies that guide and inform the disaster housing process in the US.
  3. A 'group of scientists have created a portable refinery that efficiently converts food, paper and plastic trash into electricity'.
  4. "This guide is an effort to communicate construction guidelines in popular format and ... give an elementary understanding of structural damages that occur due to the most common vulnerabilities in houses of poor quality construction."
  5. Information on post-Katrina disaster housing assistance in relation to affordable housing tax credit programs around the U.S.
  6. Article on the risks posed for those living trailers as temporary housing after Hurricane Katrina.
  7. Information from the Philippines Bureau of Internal Revenue regarding tax exemptions on properties transfered under the Community Mortgage Program
  8. ACHR "is a regional network of grassroots community organizations, NGO's and professionals actively involved with urban poor development processes in Asian cities. "
  9. An overview key of CRS' shelter strategy as a "key component and perhaps the most visible and tangible element in that recovery process ... from temporary housing in the immediate aftermath of the tsunami to permanent homes".
  10. Analysis of "the status and use of the storm recovery housing options currently made available by the Bush administration, along with the known costs associated with each type of housing aid."

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