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By taking a neighborhood-centric approach, researchers can better demonstrate the severity of exposure communities experience.
Truly addressing systemic disparities in access to quality housing in Texas requires reimagining how infrastructure investment can achieve equitable outcomes.
Lessons from our current disaster recovery system should inform any national reform.
Flooding in North Carolina during Hurricane Florence
Stakeholders in the disaster field can prevent low-income people and residents of color from slipping through the cracks during recovery efforts.
Roof blown off a home after Hurricane Sally
As disasters become more frequent, how can we help the most vulnerable households?
Man who was displaced during Camp Fire plays guitar
Disaster-affected households are more vulnerable to the pandemic’s impacts. Three strategies could help.
Flooded homes in New Orleans, Louisiana
No federal law requires natural hazard risk disclosures, despite 74 percent of Americans supporting such a requirement.
Janie and Jessie Peña stand for a portrait in front of their home, which was destroyed in Hurricane Harvey, in Wharton, Texas on July 1, 2018.
Resources, attention, and political will for ensuring everyone is prepared are not equitably distributed.
Two men paddle in high water in the Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina devastated the area August 31, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Disparities in wealth and power that exist before a storm can predict how households will fare after.

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