Study of Household Transition from the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP-Katrina): Final Report

147 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2013

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Larry Buron

Abt Associates, Inc.

Gretchen Locke

Abt Associates, Inc.

Date Written: March 1, 2013

Abstract

This report presents the results of the Study of Household Transition from the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP-Katrina). This new approach to post-disaster housing assistance provided a time-limited, declining rental subsidy along with case management services to households affected by Hurricanes Rita and Katrina who still did not have permanent housing two years after the storms. The study’s results indicate that participants were largely satisfied with their DHAP-Katrina housing and with the case management services they received. Results on post-program outcomes some seven years after the storms (and two years after the program ended) indicate that many DHAP-Katrina participants transitioned to the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, but that many other former DHAP-Katrina participants seem to be at risk of housing instability. The executive summary provides background on DHAP-Katrina, a summary of the study’s methodology and key findings, and a brief review of the implications of the results.

Keywords: Hurricane, Katrina, Housing, Affordable, HUD, 2013

Suggested Citation

Buron, Larry and Locke, Gretchen, Study of Household Transition from the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP-Katrina): Final Report (March 1, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2284198 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2284198

Larry Buron (Contact Author)

Abt Associates, Inc. ( email )

55 Wheeler Street
Cambridge, MA 02138-1168
United States

Gretchen Locke

Abt Associates, Inc. ( email )

55 Wheeler Street
Cambridge, MA 02138-1168
United States

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