Ready to Respond Toolkit | Overview: Why You Should be Ready to Respond
Overview: Why You Should be Ready to Respond describes the need for disaster preparedness and planning for affordable housing organizations. It introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) as the basis for the Toolkit and states the Toolkit goals of building protection, resident engagement, and business continuity.
Our Ready to Respond Tools for Resilience were developed to help affordable housing organizations make their buildings resilient, prepare their staff to handle emergencies and ensure their residents remain safe.
These tools will help you:
- Communicate and coordinate with residents and external stakeholders during a variety of emergencies
- Ensure housing infrastructure can sustain shocks from a variety of emergency events
- Maintain business continuity during an emergency event
- Support compliance with the 2015 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria and its new criterion: Design for Resilience
These strategies will help affordable housing organizations of all sizes manage shocks from major disasters and develop the resilience needed to adapt to future emergencies.