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Successful Disaster Recovery

  • 18 Sep 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • United Women’s Club of Lakeland 1515 Williamsburg Square Lakeland, FL 33803
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Successful Disaster Recovery

Housing providers should be aware of the external disaster planning process and understand their role in supporting the process by participating and providing information necessary to prevent the loss of life and property in the event of a disaster. This workshop describes the leadership and coordinator responsibilities of public-sector housing providers as they interact with external emergency operations and planning functions that take place at the county and municipal levels.


The presenters with address how SHIP-DR and other sources may contribute to disaster recovery.   Topics include disaster-related documentation required, avoiding duplication of benefits, disaster-related repair considerations, using SHIP with CDBG-DR, and more. Training presenters will include local government staff who will discuss their recovery work from past disasters. The presentations and group exercises will reference the Housing Coalition’s new publication, “Florida Disaster Management Guide for Housing”.  All participants will receive this book, plus an extra copy to share with others in their communities.


Who Should Attend?

·         New and experienced SHIP staff from local government and nonprofit organizations

·         Community partners in disaster preparedness, including volunteer agencies, lenders and service providers.


Key Topics:

·         SHIP Disaster Strategy in Overall Disaster Management Context

·         Housing Administrator’s role in the Preparedness, Response and Recovery Phases

·         Disaster Mitigation and Building Resiliency

·         Volunteer Organizations in Disaster Management

·         Staff Support for the Disaster Strategy

·         Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Case Studies

·         SHIP Disaster Frequently Asked Questions



This workshop is sponsored by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation’s Affordable Housing Catalyst Program and Facilitated by the Florida Housing Coalition.

Upon completion of this training each participant will receive a certificate of completion


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