As the costs and frequency of severe weather events climb, fully understanding and planning for their potential impact on affordable housing is critical. This report examines the locations of project-based federally assisted properties in relation to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Risk Index (NRI). The report finds natural hazards pose a significant threat to federally assisted housing, while its residents are especially vulnerable to adverse impacts.
Taking Stock Mapping Tool helps you search for properties and neighborhoods that may be more vulnerable to disasters to develop mitigation strategies.
- Assessing Vulnerability to Disaster in the Federally Assisted Housing Stock: Part one of a two-part companion webinar series that dives deeper into this report, discussing the vulnerability of the federally assisted housing stock to climate disasters and shares examples of community-wide disaster mitigation strategies.
- Disaster Planning and Mitigation for Affordable Housing Organizations: Part two of a two-part companion webinar series that dives deeper into this report, discussing how affordable housing organizations can develop a disaster preparedness plan and share examples of mitigations that can be adopted by housing providers to reduce vulnerability to extreme weather, adapt to climate change, and prepare for a potential power outage.