Rapid Disaster Recovery Housing Program

Organizational Author: Texas A&M Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center

Resource Type: Publication

Rapid Disaster Recovery Housing Program (Rapido) is a new balanced and wholesome approach that enables communities to recover from disasters within months instead of years. The Disaster Recovery Housing program offers instructions on developing and implementing a local disaster recovery housing plan. As illustrated in prior disasters, the strategy for rehousing residents post-disaster has often not been considered until the disaster has happened, meaning communities reinvent the recovery wheel with each disaster. Rapido helps the communities determine the scale, geography & culturally-appropriate approach. The program gives state and local jurisdictions the power and tools necessary to plan ahead for a successful disaster rehousing effort.