About ICF
Brandy Bones
Vice President, Disaster Management
Brandy Bones is committed to helping communities prepare for and recover from natural disasters.

Brandy Bones (AICP, PMP) is vice president of disaster management at ICF. She has over 13 years of experience helping states and localities implement disaster recovery and resiliency, neighborhood stabilization, and affordable housing programs.

Brandy is an expert in HUD-funded programs including Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR). She has led and provided expert support on disaster recovery and resiliency programs and projects in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Puerto Rico, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Brandy led the execution of HUD's national CDBG-DR Problem Solving Clinics in 2017 and 2018 and spearheaded the development of HUD's CDBG-DR Launch Toolkit and a Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Toolkit for HUD's Office of Housing Counseling.

Brandy specializes in voluntary buyout programs, helping disaster-impacted communities maximize their funding resources to build more resilient communities, and improving outcomes and economic opportunities for vulnerable populations most affected by disasters. Brandy holds an MBA from the University of Florida and a BA from Colgate University.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has created space for consultants and governments to partner together to analyze the delivery of social services that protect vulnerable populations."
Education
  • MBA, University of Florida
  • B.A., Colgate University
 

Brandy Bones on three steps to prepare for natural disasters.

Insights

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Rebuilding better under new CDBG-DR rules
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CDBG mitigation funding: The criticality of planning and coordination
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How to build a resilient and sustainable infrastructure
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Buyouts: Transforming hazard-prone areas into community havens
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Decoding the latest single-family housing CDBG-DR requirements
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