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Disaster Program Management – Designing, Implementing, and Managing

September 30, 2020, 10:00 am EDT - October 2, 2020, 3:00 pm EDT

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Even when working through the current impact of COVID-19, agencies still must be prepared to respond rapidly and serve survivors should another disaster strike.

How does my organization develop plans to prepare for a disaster and mitigate loss? How will my agency deliver existing services, add disaster-related resources and engage with the community after a disaster strikes? How do we build partnerships with other community stakeholders before, during and after a disaster?

These questions, among many others, will be addressed in this disaster response training. We will assist housing counseling agencies in developing plans to mitigate loss, be a trusted community resource and assist individuals impacted by disaster. This training will also provide a step-by-step guide on how to create disaster response action plans that are responsive to your location and unique needs of your community.

 You will learn: 

  •  Discuss the activities that a HUD approved housing counseling agency can deliver under a Housing Counseling Agency Disaster Program.
  •  Identify potential barriers that occur post disaster and create processes to overcome them.
  •  Learn how to deliver one-on-one counseling, group education, foreclosure prevention and other customized services, in the event your agency has suffered negative disaster impact.
  •  Create a system to access local, state or federal disaster funding.
  •   Learn the delivery model for CDBG-DR funds.
  •  Review and explain all of HUD’s Housing Counseling Disaster Recovery toolkits.
  •  Learn insurance claims processing and the connection between consumer insurance reimbursement and access to disaster funding.
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September 30, 2020, 10:00 am EDT
October 2, 2020, 3:00 pm EDT
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Redlining and Neighborhood Health

Before the pandemic devastated minority communities, banks and government officials starved them of capital.

Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

The new study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, compared 1930’s maps of government-sanctioned lending discrimination zones with current census and public health data.

Table of Content

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Redlining, the HOLC Maps and Segregation
  • Segregation, Public Health and COVID-19
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
  • Citations
  • Appendix

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