Full program description
This course provides learners with an overview of housing recovery planning in the post-disaster environment. The learner will be shown how understanding their own community’s uniqueness will impact recovery operations. A summary of important partners in planning will be given along with each partners’ role in the process. The learner will review case studies of recent disasters where housing was impacted, and the lessons learned from these events. The course will present best practices in post-disaster housing recovery planning as well as address statutes and regulations that will affect recovery.
This awareness-level course will provide the learner with an overview of how to develop a plan for housing recovery after a disaster strikes. This course addresses the National Preparedness Goal objective of “recovering through a focus on the timely restoration, strengthening, and revitalization of infrastructure, housing, and the economy, as well as the health, social, cultural, historic, and environmental fabric of communities affected by an incident” (DHS, 2015) and the Recovery Mission Area, Core Capability of Housing.
By the end of the Awareness Level training, all learners will be able to fulfill the following learning objectives:
- Given a series of text-based descriptions from the National Disaster Housing Strategy, the learner will identify the factors that influence a community’s post-disaster housing planning and recovery, with 80% or greater accuracy on the post-test.
- Given a description of the Disaster Declaration Process, the learner will identify how post-disaster planning can mitigate the housing and economic effects of a disaster on a community, with 80% or greater accuracy on the post-test.
- Given a case study from the course, the learner will identify key steps that a community can take to develop a successful post-disaster plan, with 80% or greater accuracy on the post test.
- Given a description of the Robert T. Stafford Act, the learner will identify relevant statutes and requirements that a community should follow in post-disaster housing planning, with 80% or greater accuracy on the post test.
This project is supported by Cooperative Agreements EMW-2020-CA-00064, EMW-2021-CA-00092, EMW-2021-CA-00093, and EMW-2022-CA-00037 administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Points of view or opinions expressed in this document are those of the author and do not represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.