Mobile homes and disaster: Understanding risks and opportunities
2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT
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 helped 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.
John Cooper, Assistant Vice President, Division of Academic and Strategic Collaborations at Texas A&M University, and a member of CDP’s Advisory Council, moderated the discussion and panelists included:
- Kris Smith, Researcher, Headwaters Economics
- Clint Twedt-Ball, Executive Director, Matthew 25
- Shonterria Charleston, Director of Training and Technical Assistance, Housing Assistance Council