Housing is central to community and individual well-being. The type and location of a home can affect almost every aspect of a person’s life.
Natural disasters, public health emergencies, and other crises can wreak havoc on the nation’s housing system.
Federal, state, and local governments should engage in post-disaster recovery efforts that reach all populations, including older adults, people with disabilities, and their
Travel should be safe, including during declared public health crises.
One indicator of smart fiscal practices is maintaining balance between spending and revenues. Occasionally deficits may be necessary.
Policymakers should take steps to foster housing stability during declared emergencies.
Government budgets reflect the priorities of policymakers.
Federal, state, and local policymakers should plan for and mitigate potential natural hazards.