Background notes on Planning A Continual Housing Project
Following a disaster, AID is often called upon to assist in reconstruction activities by helping to provide new, replacement housing for the disaster victims. In many cases, the victims will not only have suffered the loss of a building, but may also have lost their land or access to it as a result of the disaster or circumstances arising from the disaster. Thus, AID may be asked to assist in helping to provide both safe sites for reconstruction and replacement housing. For the AID program planner, there are a number of decisions which must be made prior to initiating a reconstruction program. These include: 1. The total number of people to be served. 2. Which economic groups to serve. 3. Whether the primary emphasis will be urban or rural. 4. Whether to become involved in land acquisition. A major consideration is that the majority of housing reconstruction approaches that can be taken by a foreign agency are limited to providing assistance to persons who own land or have long-term tenure relationships.Thus, until land is acquired or otherwise secured, most housing reconstruction programs normally begin by providing assistance to those people who have land or tenure.
DescriptionHousing, Building & Construction/Program Planning and Management (Housing). (300.6)
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