In the past year, Next Step has seen an emerging trend in our Network—one-third of our Network Members are responding to long-term disaster recovery needs. Many of our Members and other nonprofits seeking a speed-to-action program have found that quick access to factory-built housing is beneficial for both short- and long-term disaster recovery housing.
Next Step is offering a free webinar to explore how affordable housing homebuilders and developers can integrate factory-built housing into their disaster recovery strategies. The webinar, “Factory-Built Housing as a Disaster Recovery Solution,” will take place Thursday, December 5, 2013, at 3:00 pm ET, and will be 1 hour long.
Donna Blaze, Executive Director at Affordable Housing Alliance, will speak to their experience rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy in the Pine Tree Manufactured Home Park. Bruce Tolar, architect, planner and developer on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, will discuss his work on the Katrina Cottage project and the advantages of using factory-built housing for disaster recovery.
This webinar will have content from the disaster recovery panel shared at our annual Next Step Training at CFED’s 2013 I’M HOME Retreat in Denver. For Network Members and organizations that were unable to attend, this is a great opportunity to learn about what the Next Step Network is doing, and the impact factory-built housing can have on disaster relief.
The webinar is open to the public, and will be especially beneficial to current Next Step Network Members, nonprofits interested in joining the Next Step Network, and any organizations interested in innovative, affordable solutions for disaster recovery. Stacey Epperson, President and CEO of Next Step, will moderate the webinar.
To register for the webinar, please go HERE.