Habitability of Homes After a Disaster

Following disaster, keeping families in their homes, or at least in their communities, is preferable to the alternative of evacuating them. As well as reducing temporary accommodation and evacuation demands, this focus minimises the stress and trauma for the family. Communities need people in order to commence the recovery phase - children to go back to schools, shoppers to engage retailers and employees to staff factories and offices “ and people need to be part of the community during rebuilding in order to retain a psychological connection.