Disaster Recovery Homelessness Toolkit Now Available
The Disaster Recovery Homelessness Toolkit is designed to help communities more effectively address the needs of people experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable populations during a disaster. The toolkit is made up of three related guides that cover comprehensive disaster planning, response, and long-term recovery. The guides provide information and resources to assist emergency planners, community development professionals, homeless service providers, and others with planning and implementing a disaster response and recovery effort that serves all members of their community.
The Local Planning Guide walks through a community planning process that brings together organizations and individuals to address the needs of people experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable populations in a disaster.
The Response Guide for Local Jurisdictions describes an inclusive disaster response that addresses the needs of the whole community, including the most vulnerable. It provides strategies for warnings and notifications, evacuation and transportation, shelter and services, and return to community.
Coming Soon: The Recovery Guide focuses on improving outcomes for people experiencing homelessness as part of long-term disaster recovery.