The Activities of Disaster Relief Organizations During the Permanent Housing Phase of Recovery: a Case Study Analysis

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This study investigates the recovery efforts provided for low income and ethnic minority populations by organizations during the permanent housing phase of recovery in Watsonville, California, following the Loma Prieta earthquake of October 17, 1989. The case study format is used to discover what activities were performed and why each organization chose to perform them. Dynes and Quarantelli's (1968) typology of organization is used to explain how and why established, expanding, extending and emergent organizations participated in the recovery efforts. The findings indicate that the type of organization dictated the kind of tasks each organization performed. Organizations maintained activities during ... continued below

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Ephraim, Melinda M. H. August 1992.

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This study investigates the recovery efforts provided for low income and ethnic minority populations by organizations during the permanent housing phase of recovery in Watsonville, California, following the Loma Prieta earthquake of October 17, 1989. The case study format is used to discover what activities were performed and why each organization chose to perform them. Dynes and Quarantelli's (1968) typology of organization is used to explain how and why established, expanding, extending and emergent organizations participated in the recovery efforts. The findings indicate that the type of organization dictated the kind of tasks each organization performed. Organizations maintained activities during recovery for which they had experience, expertise and proficiency.

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Ephraim, Melinda M. H. The Activities of Disaster Relief Organizations During the Permanent Housing Phase of Recovery: a Case Study Analysis, thesis, August 1992; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500884/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .