Neighborhood Housing Damage and Restoration in Galveston, Texas Following Hurricane Ike
This research focuses on the impactsand restorationof neighborhoods in Galveston, Texas post-Hurricane Ike. Using data on parcel values collected annually from 2008 to 2015 and ACS 5-year estimates for 2005-2009, I examined the relationships between restoration and property damage, race, ethnicity and household income. My research shows that neighborhoods with higher levels of damage, higher percentages of non-Hispanic black people and lower household incomes experienced a slower pace of restoration post-Ike. This is an important contribution to the literature as few studies have been able to examine longer term housing recovery following a disaster.