Housing

Recovery Resources for Housing

Housing is a concern for most individuals following a disaster, regardless of their health status or capabilities.

Stough, Sharp, Resch, Decker, & Wilker

2015

Individuals with disabilities often require accessible and accommodated housing, but accessible housing after a disaster is often in short supply. Housing barriers for individuals with disabilities may include: 

  • Loss of home, 
  • Accessibility damage to the home, and 
  • Finding accommodating, accessible housing. 

The Long-Term Disaster Recovery Toolkit for Individuals with Disabilities is funded through grants awarded by the American Red Cross to Dr. Laura M. Stough at Texas A&M University and Dr. Amy N. Sharp at the University of Texas at Austin and is maintained by the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University.