You are the emergency manager charged with relocating and providing temporary housing for thousands of people who have just experienced a massive earthquake. Electricity is lacking, water and food resources are scarce, and more victims are approaching you for help.
Many factors influence housing strategies after an incident takes place. These might include the state of the economy, real estate conditions and availability, and whether the areas are safe for residents to return to after the incident is over. Amid all the chaos, it is incumbent upon the emergency manager to coordinate the transportation, housing, and basic needs for the victims who have experienced the disaster event.
For this Discussion, review the Learning Resources for this week. Think about the benefits and challenges related to the permanent relocation of residents. Consider the steps the government takes to deliver temporary and permanent housing relief.
Post an explanation of one benefit and one challenge posed by the permanent relocation of residents. Then take a position on the appropriateness of the role of government in providing housing relief after a disaster. Justify your position. Be specific and provide examples.
Be sure to use the Learning Resources and current literature to support your response.
Phillips, B. D. (2015). Disaster recovery (2nd ed.). Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis Group.
- Chapter 7, “Housing” (pp. 195-242)