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Urban Affairs: more URS resources

A research guide of recommended information resources for Urban Affairs research

Emergency Management in the USA

emergency management resources on the internet

American Red Cross
in addition to domestic disaster relief, also offers community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs.

CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response
from the U.S. Center for Disease Control, a source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies

Disaster Information Management Resource Center
from the U.S. National Library of Medicine; collects, organizes and disseminates of health information resources and informatics research related to disasters of natural, accidental, or deliberate origin

Federal Emergency Management Agency
from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Ohio Emergency Management Agency Plan For Ohio
from the Ohio Department of Public Safety

Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium
The nation’s rural emergency responders face unique challenges when compared to their urban counterparts. In recognizing the need for consistent, quality training which addresses those challenges, Congress and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) established the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC or the Consortium) to develop and deliver relevant all-hazards training in support of rural homeland security requirements.

Housing

Dayton Metropolitan Housing Authority :

Dayton Metropolitan Housing Authority provides decent, safe, affordable housing to Montgomery County residents who would not be able to afford suitable housing otherwise. As the single point of contact for affordable housing throughout the county, DMHA administers three primary programs to help low-income individuals and families access high-quality housing.

Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies :

The Joint Center for Housing Studies is Harvard University's center for information and research on housing in the United States. The Joint Center analyzes the dynamic relationships between housing markets and economic, demographic, and social trends, providing leaders in government, business, and the non-profit sector with the knowledge needed to develop effective policies and strategies.

Chamber of Commerce - Affordable Housing Resources for Renters

This article will explain what affordable housing is, how renters can apply for various programs, and how the city and municipal governments can find the resources needed to support their citizens in finding affordable housing.

This article will explain what affordable housing is, how renters can apply for various programs, and how the city and municipal governments can find the resources needed to support their citizens in finding affordable housing. (Source: https://www.chamberofcommerce.org/affordable-housing-resources)
This article will explain what affordable housing is, how renters can apply for various programs, and how the city and municipal governments can find the resources needed to support their citizens in finding affordable housing. (Source: https://www.chamberofcommerce.org/affordable-housing-resources)

Mortgages in the USA

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA)
The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) was enacted by Congress in 1975 and is implemented by the Federal Reserve Board's Regulation C. This regulation provides the public loan data and applies to certain financial institutions, including banks, savings associations, credit unions, and other mortgage lending institutions. Using the loan data submitted by these financial institutions, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) creates aggregate tables for each metropolitan statistical area (MSA) or metropolitan division (MD) (where appropriate), and individual institution disclosure reports.

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