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Comprehensive Recovery Framework

For as long as many New Orleanians can remember, the city has been recovering from disasters. 

Through lessons learned, we're building an equitable roadmap for effective and sustainable disaster recovery. 

Especially since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the City of New Orleans and community partners have taken countless steps to address long-term recovery for all New Orleanians, learning lessons through successes and failures along the way. The Comprehensive Recovery Framework (CRF) is a tool to organize lessons learned through nearly two decades of managing disaster recovery while integrating best practices from communities around the world.

The CRF is a series of frameworks that cover an ideal organizational structure for decision making, information flow, communications, and service delivery; a series of desired outcomes, goals, and metrics organized by Recovery Support Function (RSF); a continuous improvement method for reviewing and updating recovery policies, plans, and procedures; and an initial list of improvement actions to take in the short-to-medium term.

The New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP) led development of the framework and will oversee the continuous improvement process.


Read the Comprehensive Recovery Framework here