A Guide for Resilient Housing Design in Island Communities
To meet the immediate demand for practical design and construction guidance, Enterprise, in collaboration with our partners, produced a guide to help shape housing construction in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Florida Keys. Keep Safe seeks to make reconstructed homes able to sustain impacts from natural hazards like hurricanes, earthquakes and flooding.
Keep Safe will also help you to identify the best ways to adapt a home or residential facility as well as everyday practices to the perils of climate change. You don’t need financial reserves or construction expertise to make changes that protect you and the people you love from disaster. Whether you plan to build a new house or want to retrofit the one you live in now, you will find strategies that reap multiple benefits of your investment.
Keep Safe is produced as part of Enterprise Community Partners’ Climate Strong Islands Initiative (CSII). CSII is also designed to help with long-term recovery and anticipate future climate effects. As we safeguard homes and communities from future risk, we are helping build an infrastructure of community leaders and organizations committed to equitable and responsive communities.
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Take a look at what’s in the guide
Find out ways you can educate and train people to learn resiliency and sustainability when rebuilding communities.
The Keep Safe Guide covers and aids numerous field and industry professionals. See how the guide could be useful in your work.
Relationship building and organizing are crucial elements for creating resilient communities. Find out ways you can help bridge the gap.
Community needs are just as important before an emergency as they are after. See how you can prepare for natural disasters before they occur.