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The Comprehensive Recovery Framework Planning Process

The CRF was developed in the spirit of a Whole Community approach to disaster recovery.  At the core of a Whole Community approach is the attempt to “engage the full capacity of the private and nonprofit sectors,” which is the main intention of establishing and convening a Recovery Community Advisory Committee (CAC).

The Recovery CAC consists of the City’s CRF Core Planning Team, City leaders, and community-based stakeholders and practitioners with disaster response and recovery experience. Members of the Recovery CAC were selected by and partnered with the City of New Orleans to problem-solve, improve access to resources, and to foster coordination between local government partners, nongovernmental partners, community stakeholders, and city residents. 

Members of the Recovery CAC serve as Co-Chairs to six RSF Working Groups. These RSF Working Groups are informed by FEMA’s NDRF and include:

Each RSF Working Group is led by one City Co-Chair and one Community Partner Co-Chair and includes a sector-specific group of participants made up of City representatives, practitioners, and community stakeholders including a wide range of sector experts, decision-makers, and those most affected by recovery planning.

RSF Working Groups met throughout the CRF planning process to inform and guide the development of the plan at each phase, so that it reflects the realities of the recovery context in New Orleans. Recovery CAC Co-Chairs and members helped organize dialogue with the constituencies they represent or advocate for to ensure that the CRF includes a full range of community voices. 

CRF Planning Process