Disaster Recovery: Additional Actions Needed to Identify and Address Potential Recovery Barriers, Report to Congressional Requesters [open pdf - 3MB]
From the Highlights: "Disasters affect numerous American communities and cause billions of dollars of damage. Many factors affect individual and community recovery. Recently, federal actions have focused on equitable administration of federal recovery assistance. Members of Congress asked GAO [Government Accountability Office] to report on the impact of federal disaster recovery programs on various societal groups. This report addresses (1) research findings on recovery outcomes related to select federal programs, (2) research findings and recovery stakeholder perspectives on participation in select federal recovery programs, and (3) the extent to which federal disaster recovery agencies have taken actions to identify and address potential access barriers and disparate outcomes."
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/