Hurricane Mathew delivered the message that we could do more to prepare for storms and other catastrophes. Explore what ongoing programs you might employ to help vulnerable households. The presenters will address the Pre-Disaster resources of SHIP and RCMP, along with Disaster Response resources provided by the Division of Emergency Management. Learn what activities your housing assistance office should undertake to prepare for the next hurricane season, as well as other possible disasters. In addition, learn about the roles of affordable housing providers in short term response and long-term recovery and consider whether your Local Housing Assistance Plan adequately addresses the needs of your residents after a disaster. The presenters will address the process for applying for disaster recovery funds from Florida Housing Finance Corporation, and will offer several approaches for prioritizing assistance to households affected by a disaster.