Invited Session: New Perspectives on Housing and Social Vulnerability: Issues of Resources and Control

Thur. 3:15 to 4:45 p.m., Interlocken D
Concurrent Session 5-2

Households with high socioeconomic vulnerability experience disproportionate damages in disaster and often have a difficult time accessing resources to repair or rebuild their homes. The reconstruction process can be further complicated by the presence of informal housing and construction. The research presented in this session address two conditions that intersect with social vulnerability to shape housing recovery outcomes: housing tenure for informal, public, and mobile housing and immigration status. Together the panelists will examine how specific vulnerabilities associated with living in mobile homes or public housing, immigration, and informal residences create challenges for housing recovery.

Organizer and Moderator: Sara Hamideh, Iowa State University

Documenting the Undocumented Story: The Long-Term Housing Recovery of Mexican-Origin Immigrants After Hurricane Harvey

Melissa Villarreal, Natural Hazards Center

Socioeconomic Vulnerabilities and Informal Reconstruction in Post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico

Jessica Talbot, Iowa State University
Cristina Poleacovschi, Iowa State University
Sara Hamideh, Iowa State University

Mobile Home Parks and Disaster Recovery: Understanding Risk to America’s Third Housing Type

Esther Sullivan, University of Colorado Denver
Andrew Rumbach, University of Colorado Denver
Carrie Makarewicz, University of Colorado Denver

Recovery Challenges of Public Housing Residents After Disasters: Lumberton, North Carolina Following Hurricane Matthew

Sayma Khajehei, Iowa State University
Sara Hamideh, Iowa State University

Are We Improving? The Neighborhood Quality of Housing Choice Voucher Recipients in Houston, Texas After Hurricane Harvey

Chandler Wilkins, Texas A&M University
Shannon Van Zandt, Texas A&M University
Andrea Roberts, Texas A&M University
Mark Fossett, Texas A&M University