Cash and shelter

The International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement has a long history of using Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) to support people affected by crisis to meet their shelter and settlement needs. Examples include vouchers to support people to access hostels in a migration crisis, cash as part of an owner-driven shelter reconstruction programme, and cash for winterisation support to allow people to access insulation materials. Below you can find out more about the work of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in this field, accessing different resources related to cash and shelter.

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Rental Assistance is a shelter programming option particularly suited to urban contexts. IFRC has recently been developing resources on this and they can be accessed on this page dedicated to:

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19 June 2021

Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Response 2019-2021

Type:

Case study

Organisation:

Bahamas Red Cross

This case study highlights the use of multi-purpose cash (MPC), rental assistance and shelter repairs (using cash and voucher assistance) to address shelter needs caused by Hurricane Dorian that made landfall in the Bahamas in September 2019.

  • America
  • Cash and rental assistance
  • Cash and shelter

29 July 2020

Recording of Webinar 8

Type:

Video

Organisation:

Cash Hub

Recording of the 8th Webinar of the Cash Hub series focusing on shelter and settlements in relation to the use of cash and markets during COVID-19.

  • Cash and COVID-19 webinar series
  • Cash and shelter

29 July 2020

Cash Hub Webinar 8: Q&A Response

Type:

Learning

Organisation:

Cash Hub

A document answering a series of questions produced during the 8th webinar on the use of cash and markets in response to COVID-19, with focus on Shelter and Settlements.

  • Cash and COVID-19 webinar series
  • Cash and shelter

29 July 2020

Cash Hub Webinar 8: Slides

Type:

Learning

Organisation:

Cash Hub

A series of slides that go over the main topics of the 8th Webinar of the Cash Hub series with focus on the topic of Shelter and Settlements.

  • Cash and COVID-19 webinar series
  • Cash and shelter

29 July 2020

Cash Hub Webinar 8: Top Takeaways

Type:

Learning

Organisation:

Cash Hub

This documents provides the top takeaways from the 8th webinar on the use of cash and markets in response to COVID-19, with focus on Shelter and Settlements.

  • Cash and COVID-19 webinar series
  • Cash and shelter

14 July 2020

Step-by-step guide for rental assistance to people affected by crisis

Type:

Guidance

Organisation:

IFRC

The objective of this step-by-step guide is to provide a framework for how to plan, design and implement a successful rental assistance programme. Examples and tools have also been included to practically illustrate and support successful programme delivery.

  • Cash and rental assistance
  • Cash and shelter