I’m reading and retweeting the Harvey news, thinking of Hurricane Katrina.
[Update 8/28/17: This post is a “lessons learned” comment, not current advice. For early news you can use, see:
- Mark Shelburne’s post for Novogradac on how LIHTC properties can help displaced households.
- HUD’s early announcement of housing aid for people displaced by Harvey, via Affordable Housing Finance.]
Although Houston had no initial mass evacuation, some people in the Harvey flood zone are going to need temporary places to live if their housing has become unusable, especially as mold begins to form.
Whatever keeps people closest to their own homes is best — if people in low-density areas can get trailers to live in next to their houses or apartments, for example, that’s great — but it seems likely some may have to leave the area outright in search of a safe place to stay while they recover. Continue reading