Disaster Recovery Resources

The monumental challenges facing natural disaster victims who have lost their homes and, in many cases, all of their belongings and their jobs may seem overwhelming. NAHB has created resources to help victims begin to put the pieces of their lives back together. Find out how to find and select a professional builder or remodeler, how to avoid unscrupulous contractors, prepare for a natural disaster and other vital resources to help disaster victims recover.

Disaster Recovery Resources
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This is a link to HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research web page for downloadable resources, reports, guides, toolkits and ordinances to aid in the disaster recovery process.
4/9/2014
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This government website provides resources on how to prepare, plan and stay informed about natural and man-made disasters.
4/9/2014
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The Foundation for Housing is a nonprofit established in 1999 by the New Jersey Builders Association. It is currently accepting donations to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.
11/6/2012
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Link to the American Red Cross website with information on how to recover from a natural disaster.
10/31/2012
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This is a link to information on how to develop an emergency preparedness and disaster relief plan and recover after a natural disaster.
10/31/2012
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Link to FEMA's website with information on how to plan, prepare and mitigate the impact of a natural disaster.
10/23/2012
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In the case of emergency renovations, often in the wake of a natural disaster, the EPA’s lead paint rule (LRRP) contains some accommodations. For the full guidelines, read the post-disaster LRRP FAQ from the EPA. Which parts of the LRRP rule are in effect for emergency renovations?All …
8/30/2012
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Imagine trying to stand erect and stay in one piece in the midst of high-speed winds and torrential rains. Your house may face this challenge, during summer storms or throughout the year. During Mother Nature’s wicked rages, you and your family can evacuate your home or, in less severe …
7/19/2012
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There are thousands of legitimate, ethical contractors in business around the country. Unfortunately, there are also scam artists looking to cheat you out of your money who pose as legitimate contractors. These "fly-by-night" operators often show up in communities impacted by natural disasters …
6/27/2012
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Natural or man-made disasters can hit any family at any time. Ensuring the personal safety of you and your loved ones is your number one priority. But being prepared for the aftermath by organizing your critical documents and communicating their location to designated individuals can save you many …
7/14/2011
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