Live Online Event | Design for Resilience Grant Opportunities (slides)
Enterprise Community Partners is conducting a pilot project to observe and support the process by which a limited number of affordable housing development organizations implement Criterion 1.3b: Resilient Communities Multi-Hazard Risk/Vulnerability Assessment. Through this pilot, we will identify five affordable housing development organizations located in different regions of the United States who are at the predevelopment stage of their projects, and we will support these developers in developing a multi-hazard climate action plan for their housing property. Both the construction of new affordable housing and the rehabilitation of existing buildings are eligible to participate in this pilot, and we intend to select a mix of project types which are likely to be vulnerable to a variety of hazard types.
The purpose of this pilot project is to better understand and support the capacity needs of affordable housing organizations to protect their properties, residents, and core assets from extreme climate impacts. This pilot will inform future efforts by Enterprise to develop tools and resources that will assist developers in creating resilient portfolios and will support resilient design and development for the affordable housing community around the nation.
Awardees will have ready access to technical assistance from Enterprise, funds to support the hire of a resilience expert, and access to a peer network from which to learn. The participating developers will benefit from technical support on one particular project, which they will then be able to apply to future projects. And, each participating organization will have the ability to inform the future direction of resilience-focused housing development best practices.