Aaron recently co-authored a new blog post on rental subsidies and hosting support for urban areas affected by disaster. The article was published on the Overseas Development Institute Humanitarian Practice Network.
Shelter is more than just four walls and a roof. Ask a family what a shelter provides and their first responses likely won’t be protection from the elements. Instead, you will generally hear about its value in supporting their storefront and livelihood or its function as a social gathering place. While we typically think about shelter as a physical asset, to families, it’s really an economic and social asset.