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Site Selection And Design For Disaster Housing Group Sites: Supporting Technical Data



Release Date: 
September 1976 (350 pages)
Posted Date:   
February 3, 2012



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Technical data on site selection for temporary housing for families displaced by natural disasters, the design of site plan for this housing and the provision for site amenities and utilities are presented in this report.It is complimented by a Guidebook which covers essential elements of selecting and planning housing sites for temporary use.

Although existing public and private guidelines for group housing sites contain some useful features, the criteria are often contradictory and difficult to balance among competing needs and requirements.Conflicts arise between the immediate and long-range goals of disaster housing and between human and administrative needs. Practical experience gained in previous disasters, especially Tropical Storm Agnes, can be used to formulate improved standards and guidelines for the future.


This report is part of the collection of scanned historical documents available to the public.