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Publication Date: 2007
Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company
Wood, David G.
In 2005, Hurricanes Katrina & Rita destroyed thousands of homes & displaced over 1 million people. In light of widespread congressional & public interest in U.S. agencies¿ performance in assisting hurricane victims, the author examined fed. housing assistance. Specifically, this report examines: (1) the extent to which the Nat. Response Plan (NRP) clearly described the responsibilities & capabilities of fed. agencies & the Red Cross; (2) the extent to which these org. had plans for providing sheltering & housing assistance; & (3) the perceptions of victims & others regarding the assistance needed & provided. Includes recommendations. Charts & tables.Wood, David G. is the author of 'Disaster Assistance : Better Planning Needed for Housing Victims of Catastrophic Disasters', published 2007 under ISBN 9781422315323 and ISBN 1422315320.