Information and Tools for Homeless Service Providers and Disaster Professionals

Disaster Preparedness to Promote Community Resilience

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Homeless populations are one of the most vulnerable groups after a natural disaster, yet they are often overlooked in disaster planning. This toolkit provides step-by-step guidance, strategies, advice and resources to help homeless service and disaster professionals identify who to collaborate with and how to build and maintain partnerships to address the needs of homeless individuals during and after natural disasters.

The toolkit and associated documents are primarily geared towards homeless service providers, disaster coalitions, local government agencies, disaster relief agencies and funders.


Introduction to Promoting Community Resilience 


Disaster Preparedness to Promote Community Resilience: Toolkit and appendices


A Quick Glance at the Toolkit


The disaster preparedness toolkit is a joint effort on behalf of the Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center (VEMEC) in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) Office in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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