Here’s how we do it.
Educate and Motivate
Conduct Climate Resilience Academies tailored to address specific regional risks, such as flooding, heat and wildfires, and help building owners and operators understand how to assess and adapt their properties and work with residents to address these risks.
Host Equitable Decarbonization Convenings for housing providers committed to a just transition away from fossil fuels and developing and adopting new innovative practices in emissions reduction across their portfolios.
Provide Business Continuity Plan training for building owners and property managers to minimize operational disruptions and their impact on residents in the event of a disaster.
Pictured: Affordable housing developers in island communities attend our Keep Safe launch event in Puerto Rico.
Assess, Adapt and Mitigate
Deploy tools like the Business Continuity Toolkit for emergency preparedness, Portfolio Protect for multifamily risk assessment, Keep Safe and other multifamily building assessment tools so housing providers can identify vulnerabilities and opportunities.
Launch the First 20, a peer network of early adopters of our 2020 Green Communities Criteria to share learnings, provide individualized technical assistance, and showcase best practices in healthy, sustainable, resilient affordable housing design and operations.
Accelerate Recovery and Rebuilding
Create Disaster Recovery Accelerator Fund to shorten the time between when a disaster hits and when federal disaster recovery resources are available to support the rebuilding of multifamily rental housing.
Support and evaluate the effectiveness of Innovative Post-Disaster Housing Models through technical assistance, grants, policy advocacy and program evaluation.
Drive systems-level changes by reforming disaster recovery policy, modernizing building codes, incorporating resilience as criteria for public subsidy and establishing the first National Multifamily Resilience Advisory Council in the U.S.