New Survey Of Human Services Organizations Discloses Ongoing Challenges to Long-Term Recovery After Superstorm Sandy


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Spearheaded by Baruch College's School of Public Affairs and the Human Services Council of New York (HSC), a new survey of more than 100 human services nonprofits reveals serious, ongoing housing and financial challenges.

The survey also details the crucial need for improved disaster coordination, sufficient funding, and a better support system in place for disaster preparedness in the future.


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Federal Programs Related to - Public Safety, Disaster Services, General/Other

Programs that seek to prevent, predict or mitigate the effects of disasters (e.g. fires, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes); prepare people to cope with disasters; or provide broad-based relief services to disaster victims. Also includes programs that rescue accident victims; provide first aid training and services; and/or offer safety education programs .

Federal Programs Related to - Disaster Preparedness

Programs that increase public awareness of the measures that people can take before, during and after a disaster or emergency to reduce loss of life and property and improve their chances for survival. Avalanche Preparedness; Brush Fire Preparedness; Chemical Emergency Preparedness; Civil Defense Preparedness; Civil Unrest Preparedness; Community Disaster Information; Disaster Information; Disaster Kit; Disaster Planning Programs; Drought Preparedness; Earthquake Preparedness; Emergency Preparedness/Response Training; Explosion Preparedness; Extreme Heat Preparedness; Flood Preparedness; Forest Fire Preparedness; Grass Fire Preparedness; Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness; Hurricane Preparedness; Landslide/Mudslide Preparedness; Nuclear Emergency Preparedness; Radiological Emergency Preparedness; Snowstorm Preparedness; Terrorism Preparedness; Thunderstorm Preparedness; Tidal Wave Preparedness; Tornado Preparedness; Tsunami Preparedness; Volcanic Eruption Preparedness; Wildfire Preparedness; Wildland Fire Preparedness; Winter Storm Preparedness; Woodland Fire Preparedness

Federal Programs Related to - Disaster Relief/Recovery

Programs that provide short-term assistance for people who have suffered injuries or incurred losses due to natural or man-made disasters. Also offers longer-term assistance for people who have suffered injuries or incurred losses due to a major disaster or large- scale emergency with the objective of facilitating the return of the community to its pre-disaster condition and/or rebuilding the community in a way that makes it less vulnerable in the future. Debris Removal; Disaster Donations; Disaster Hotlines; Disaster Loan Programs; Disaster Recovery Centers; Disaster Service Centers; Disaster- Specific Home Repairs; Disaster-Specific Rent Assistance; Post-Disaster Clean-Up; Post-Disaster Housing Assistance; Post-Disaster Housing Databanks/Referrals; Post-Disaster Rebuilding Assistance; Post-Disaster Volunteer Management




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