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Webinar - Insult to Injury: Natural Disasters and Residents’ Financial Health

Natural disasters can lead to both immediate and longer-term financial setbacks for residents of affected areas. Public, private, and charitable recovery assistance programs and temporary financial relief can help.

Join the Urban Institute for a presentation of new research about natural disasters and residents’ financial health.

This webinar will share new Urban Institute estimates of the impact of recent natural disasters on residents’ financial outcomes including credit scores, delinquent debt, bankruptcies, credit card debt, foreclosures, and auto debt. The discussion will explore how effects differ by a disaster’s severity and size and demographic and economic characteristics of residents and communities. This webinar will also highlight implications for government leaders (local, state, federal), philanthropy, nonprofit leaders focused on financial health, and regulators, so they can advance strategies that help build residents’ resilience before a disaster hits and help them better cope afterward.



  • Zelalem Adefris, Resilience Director, Catalyst Miami
  • Carlos Martín, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute
  • Caroline Ratcliffe, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute
  • Anne Romatowski, Vice President, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase 




Send any questions regarding this webinar to [email protected].

Support for this event is provided by a grant from JPMorgan Chase. For more information on the Urban Institute’s funding principles, go to

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Date & Time Tuesday, April 30, 2019

  • Former Senior Fellow