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:

> Rental Assistance

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1 January 2015

Viet Nam: Safer homes, safer communities

Type:

Case study

Organisation:

IFRC

This case study describes the work of the Viet Nam Red Cross Society to implement a community-based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR) programme for safer shelter and settlements with each family receiving a small cash grant to support their shelter DRR plans. This programme utilised the Participatory Approach for Safer Shelter (PASSA) methodology.

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash and shelter

28 December 2014

Haiti Earthquake response: Return and relocation programme 2010–2013, Factsheet

Type:

Case study

Organisation:

Haiti Red Cross Society

This Cash Transfer Programming fact sheet describes the support given to 13,616 households to relocate to safe and secure housing and have access to economic recovery activities through resettlement cash grants and other assistance.

  • America
  • Cash and rental assistance
  • Cash and shelter

28 December 2014

Cyclone Aila early recovery response 2011–2013, Bangladesh

Type:

Case study

Organisation:

Bangladesh Red Crescent

Project Fact Sheet describing the support to 262 vulnerable cyclone affected households to recover their livelihoods and shelters using cash grants.

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash and livelihoods
  • Cash and rental assistance

1 July 2013

Final Evaluation of Owner-Driven Cash-Grant Shelter Support Integrated Recovery Programme Pakistan Floods 2010 Operation

Type:

Evaluation

Organisation:

IFRC

Evaluation of the conditional cash programme focused on shelter recovery and construction following Pakistan floods in 2010.

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash and shelter
  • Cash in emergencies

28 December 2012

Study of cash grant rental support for return & relocation, Haiti Earthquake 2010

Type:

Evaluation

Organisation:

Haiti Red Cross Society

Study of the return and relocation programme’s impact on the lives of participating families opting for cash grant rental support 12 months after moving out of internally displaced persons’ camps. Haiti Earthquake 2010 response.

  • America
  • Cash and rental assistance
  • Cash and shelter

1 January 2012

A Rental Solution – Haiti 2010 Earthquake Response

Type:

Case study

Organisation:

Haiti Red Cross Society

This short case study tells the story of Junitte Ceide who following the Haiti 2010 Earthquake was assisted out of a tented camp to rented accommodation by the Haiti Red Cross Society and IFRC.

  • America
  • Cash and rental assistance
  • Cash and shelter