Mobile homes and disaster: Understanding risks and opportunities


2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT

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In the United States, more than 22 million people live in mobile and manufactured homes, which represent an important affordable housing option for many communities.

Mobile home residents have higher exposure to natural hazards such as wind and tornadoes, hurricanes, extreme heat, wildfires and flooding compared to those who live in other types of housing. Mobile homes are also often overlooked in hazards planning and disaster recovery efforts.

The webinar will help funders understand the role of mobile homes in society, with a specific focus on increased risks for mobile home residents before and during a disaster, and the way in which mobile homes can play a unique role in disaster recovery.

At the end of the webinar, funders will:

  1. Have an increased understanding of the risks mobile home residents face.
  2. Identify ways to support recovery and reduce risk in communities with mobile homes.
  3. Learn about promising practices and the importance of community engagement.

While aimed at funders, it may also be of interest to emergency managers, academics, disaster responders and NGO staff interested in or working on disasters and other crises.

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John Cooper, assistant vice president for public partnership and outreach at Texas A&M University and a member of CDP’s Advisory Council, will moderate the discussion.

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This webinar is co-sponsored by The Funders NetworkUnited Philanthropy ForumPhilanthropy New York and Minnesota Council on Foundations.

Automatic closed captioning will be available via Zoom during the webinar. The webinar will be recorded and posted on this page. We will email the link to the fully captioned recording to everyone who registered.

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