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.
States should simplify estate planning. This includes allowing the use of electronic wills or trusts to govern the distribution of property at death.
Federal, state, and local policymakers should plan for and mitigate potential natural hazards.
Federal, state, and local governments should engage in post-disaster recovery efforts that reach all populations, including older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers.
Policymakers should take steps to foster housing stability during declared emergencies. Among the temporary measures they should consider are: