Sandy Recovery Updates

Research Brief Reports on
FEMA Assistance and
Housing Needs One Year Later

We are the Sandy 75%Enterprise Community Partners have released two research brief reports on the Sandy recovery.

Hurricane Sandy Fall 2013 Update: FEMA Assistance Analysis” is a research brief that uses a dataset released by FEMA in August 2013 to examine the level of need and the response efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. This brief includes data related to FEMA inspections of those who registered for assistance and the amount that had been awarded to those with assessed damage.

Hurricane Sandy: Housing Needs One Year Later” is a research brief that summarizes early findings from a survey commissioned by Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. The survey measured the ongoing impact of Hurricane Sandy, one year after the storm made landfall. Based on a representative sample of households in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, this survey provides crucial insight into the long-term needs, including housing and mental health needs, of those affected by the storm.

A few key findings in this second brief include that in the tri-state area affected by the storm:

  • 50% of low-income households that reported building damage said that it had not been repaired one year later;
  • 32% of renters in damaged buildings reported that they wanted to move after the storm, but were forced to remain because of their lease agreement; and
  • New Jersey lags behind New York and Connecticut in reporting completely repaired damage.

To view the full research briefs, you will need to create an account and register with the Enterprise website.

Click here for the Hurricane Sandy Fall 2013 Update.

Click here for Hurricane Sandy: Housing Needs One Year Later

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