"Aim of the paper: Turkey experienced two major earthquakes in the provinces of Kocaeli and Bolu within three months in the second half of 1999. These were the most destructive earthquakes in Turkey, as they affected the most highly industrialized and densely populated region of the country. The objective of the study is to focus on the permanent houses that are established for the earthquake sufferers after the disaster and evaluate the social and physical situation of the settlements. Context of the paper: The earthquake in August 1999, measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale, devastated a very large area including _zmit (Kocaeli), Adapazar_, Yalova, Sakarya, Bolu and Duzce in the Marmara region. Another earthquake took place, with the magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale, which affected Duzce, Bolu, and Kaynasli in November 1999. According to official figures, over 18,000 people died, about 49,000 people were injured, and over 300,000 housing units were damaged or destroyed. Nearly 100,000 (92,839) households were left homeless due to the total destruction of their residences. Designated to be "entitled" to receive housing were 110,050 families. The Turkish government, with the support of the World Bank and some other organizations, built permanent houses for a large amount of the earthquake survivors. However, it is observed that, some people have not preferred to move to their new houses. Some problems related to the distance from the city center, lack of urban facilities, settlement layout, stereotyped plans, etc. show the necessity to examine and make post occupancy evaluations for these post earthquake settlements. Method of inquiry: The Turkish government, with the support of the World Bank and some other organizations, built permanent houses for a large amount of the earthquake survivors. In the scope of the research, a field study is conducted and data are reported from nearly 150 participants by the help of questionnaires and interviews in 5 different permanent housing settlements (Hereke, Yalova-Cal_ca, and Yalova-Sogucak, Duzce settlements of The Ministry of Public Works and Settlement and World Bank). The data obtained from 5 post disaster areas, intends to understand the physical and social life conditions of the inhabitants, examines the characteristics and problems of the area from settlement to building level, and discusses the satisfaction of residents about the physical and the social environment. Findings: After the focus and discussion on the results obtained from the settlements mentioned above, it is seen that the social and physical conditions and the problems are nearly the same. It is observed that, some people have not preferred to move to their new houses. Some problems related to the distance from the city center, lack of urban facilities, settlement layout, stereotyped plans, etc. show the necessity to examine and make post occupancy evaluations for these post earthquake settlements."