Introduction to Group Lodging

Since disasters affect people, much of the planning centres around the welfare of community members. People forced to evacuate their homes on short notice may be in need of safe, temporary lodging and other emergency social services (ESS) as mentioned in the prerequisite courses.

Commercial accommodations, private homes, and facilities adapted to group lodging (GL) are all potential lodging resources. While commercial accommodations are generally the preferred choice for meeting people’s lodging needs, the impact of a disaster, the resources within the community, and/or policy may necessitate the opening of facilities that can house large numbers of evacuees. This safe place provided as short-term shelter for evacuees is called group lodging.

Visit the Introduction to Group Lodging website for more information.