We still struggle with learning the lessons about equity in all disaster policy. Who should bear the costs of preparing for a disaster and rebuilding after it, and how? Should only people directly in harm’s way pay, and should payment be different for low-income folks? These questions are at the core of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013, currently being considered in both the U.S. House and Senate. This bipartisan bill
From the hurricanes in Puerto Rico and Texas to the wildfires in California, the US faced disaster after disaster in 2017. Host Justin Milner sits down with Carlos Martín, an Urban Institute senior fellow, to discuss why these devastating events are happening so often and how federal, state, and local governments can better prepare for them.