Who Gets Emergency Housing Relief? An Analysis of FEMA Individual Assistance Data After Hurricane María

In May of 2022, the Housing Policy Debate journal published a research article carried out by CNE’s research unit. This article contributes to the critical task of revealing postdisaster damages and reconstruction trends through a detailed examination of housing and personal property damages and benefits received through FEMAS’s Individual Assistance Program after Hurricane María.

Housing Reconstruction Monitoring Dashboard

The Housing Reconstruction Monitoring Dashboard is an interactive and dynamic tool that provides detailed data, at the municipal level, on housing damages and reconstruction investments related to Hurricanes Irma and María.

Y la reconstrucción, ¿pa’ cuándo?

Han pasado más de tres años desde que los huracanes Irma y María nos azotaron sin piedad, y todavía la reconstrucción posdesastre parece una promesa lejana y sin cumplir.

Industrial Sectors and Risk From COVID-19 in Puerto Rico

The new executive orders enacted by the Government of Puerto Rico, which have allowed more businesses to begin operating after a long lockdown period, have once again raised concerns about the risks of exposure to the coronavirus. As a follow up to previous analyses we conducted on risk by occupations, we produced a new dashboard focused on Puerto Rico’s industrial sectors.

Who’s at risk from COVID-19? A closer look at occupations in Puerto Rico

As discussions of “reopening” the Puerto Rican economy advance, we feel it’s important to consider which workers face greater risks of becoming infected with the coronavirus, given some particular attributes of their occupations. For example, because some occupations require constant person-to-person interactions, like dentists and flight attendants, and others only on occasion—think of sculptors and archivists—the risk of infection varies significantly depending on the kind of job you have and how you work.

Descifrar el riesgo en tiempos del coronavirus

No es inusual, ante una crisis, escuchar a un gobernante o leer algún eslogan publicitario que apela a la unidad ante la adversidad e insinuar que “todos estamos en el mismo bote”.  Sin lugar a dudas, el esfuerzo colectivo es clave, especialmente en estos tiempos cuando quedarse en la casa es la manera más efectiva de controlar el contagio de un virus que se propaga con suma rapidez y puede ser letal. Pero no nos llamemos a engaños.