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Key Strategies and Resources for Equitable Resilience

HUD Releases Collection of Briefs 

These strategies and resources will serve as an introductory packet of information for communities in the immediate wake of a disaster, to alert and inform them on important elements of post-disaster resilience strategies that research has shown are often overlooked or less understood at the outset.

The goal is to bring awareness to these topics early in the post-disaster recovery process, so funding and communication plans can incorporate them from the beginning, leading to better and more equitable resilience outcomes. The following briefs are meant to facilitate initial program design, with emphasis on informing and engaging leaders in early planning.

The briefs are broken down into three themes:

  • Communication early and often
  • Identifying and assisting key populations
  • Reaching impacted residents

To access the briefs, please visit HUD Exchange.