FEMA’s Role in Advancing Sustainable, Affordable Housing Options

Experts speaking on Capitol Hill about the state of post-disaster, interim housing provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and opportunities to improve the quality and value of this housing. After Hurricane Katrina, FEMA updated its interim-housing procurement specifications to reduce formaldehyde levels in trailer interiors. But there are other criteria that FEMA could also specify, including improved energy efficiency, durability, resilience, accessibility, indoor air quality, and life-cycle cost. More information is available at http://www.eesi.org/ 092810_fema

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