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AWR-387-W: Executing Strategies to Rapidly Rehabilitate Damaged Housing



Full program description

Course Overview:

This web-based training will provide an overview of how communities can execute strategies to rapidly rehabilitate damaged housing. The course will introduce the program objectives and eligible activities of the MLR program.  The course will introduce lessons learned from recent disasters and will provide an overview of currently available resources and tools for disaster planning. The program will also review how the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program can be used to increase resiliency and reduce the housing impact after a disaster.  The curriculum will increase the learner’s knowledge of Federal housing rehabilitation programs. The curriculum will include a summary of important partners and their roles and responsibilities. 


This awareness level course will provide the learner with an overview of programs that enable communities to rapidly rehabilitate damaged housing after a disaster strikes to minimize displacement and impact on disaster survivors. 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the Awareness Level training, all learners will be able to fulfill the following learning goals: 

  1. Based on program policy guidance documents, learners will be able to identify at least two objectives of rapid rehabilitation programs.  

  1. Given a case study, the learner will describe three circumstances under which survivors can stay in their housing while repairs are conducted. 

  1. Based on program guidelines, the learner will be able to identify when FEMA would pursue direct housing assistance such as the Multi-Family Lease and Repair (MLR) program versus financial assistance.  

  1. Given a description of FEMA's Multi-Family Lease and Repair (MLR) program, the learner will identify the types of properties that might be eligible for the program.  

  2. Given a case study, the learner will identify at least three eligible activities through the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program to increase resiliency and reduce the risk of long-term recovery costs.  


This project is supported by Cooperative Agreements EMW-2020-CA-00064, EMW-2021-CA-00092, EMW-2021-CA-00093, EMW-2022-CA-00037, and EMW-2023-GG019446 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.