Natural disasters displace residents from their homes, and this trend is increasing. Yet, the single-biggest factor affecting a community’s disaster recovery is the number of residents who stay in their homes. What are the keys to rebuilding homes and communities post-disaster?
Finances are a piece of the resilience puzzle that’s often an afterthought, but finances drive decisions. When people face the choice between toughing it out or packing up and starting over, money matters a lot. Such choices directly affect the resilience of the greater community.
That’s why we commissioned this report: to look more closely at the relationship among housing, finances, and disaster resilience.Resilience Report