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Building destroyed homes

With recommendations from Texas A&M University, the state legislators are investigating the benefits of RAPIDO — a pilot programme that reduces the time to rebuild homes destroyed by natural disasters. In developing recommendations for RAPIDO, researchers from Texas A&M University’s Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center (HRRC) reviewed 40 reports detailing obstacles and challenges faced by homeowners trying to rebuild homes. “One key finding was the need to address long delays faced by those transitioning from temporary housing to permanent housing,” said Shannon Van Zandt, HRRC research faculty fellow and professor of urban planning.

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