Earthquakes are one of the most devastating natural disasters that can cause largescale loss of life and property. Earthquakes can destroy entire cities. Earthquakes can induce secondary hazards including aftershocks, landslides, liquefaction, tsunamis and avalanches. Sometimes the earthquake-induced secondary effects are more dangerous than the quake itself. On April 25th 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. More than 8,800 people were killed and 23,000 were injured. About 299,588 homes were destroyed and 269,107 were partially damaged. Under the housing reconstruction programme, homeowners of houses that are partially damaged, and fall under damage grade 2 (major) and grade 3 (minor), were eligible to receive a 100,000 NPR grant to retrofit their home. For the household to receive the housing retrofit grant, their home must comply with a two-step verification process, at the start of retrofitting and right before plastering.