Site Selection and Design for Disaster Housing Group Sites; Supporting Technical Data [open pdf - 6MB]
"When a disaster strikes, and families are left homeless, local officials must find immediate shelter for them, usually in schools, armories or other public buildings. If the disaster victims are unable to be relocated quickly to either existing or vacant housing requiring minimal repair, the next step is to furnish them temporary housing as rapidly as possible, in a manner acceptable to the locality and satisfying to the prospective occupants. The preferred location for this temporary housing is at the site of each family's destroyed or damaged home. However, if this is not appropriate or possible, temporary housing units must be provided at group sites. The technical data contained in this volume, together with the step-by-step procedure portrayed in the complementary Guidebook, is designed to assist local officials and professionals in the development of disaster housing group sites. The Guidebook is an easily referenced source of information for the selection, planning and development of group sites. The data in this report offers background information, documentation, and additional data on the selection and planning process."
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: https://www.huduser.gov