Tag: climate change
How the Inflation Reduction Act Can Protect Low-income Renters From Climate...
Climate change is an especially large threat to low-income residents. The Inflation Reduction Act offers a chance to act.
Taking the ADU Model to the Next Level, a Shelterforce and...
How can we get more accessory dwelling units built, keep them affordable, and make them forces for increasing racial equity?
The Shift to Using More Electricity Will Change How Affordable Housing...
Policymakers and building designers have gone from pushing for energy efficiency to focusing on reducing carbon emissions by using more electrical-based systems. What are some of the benefits and challenges of going all-electric, and how can affordable housers move forward?
Are Urban Planners Staying Silent on Climate Gentrification?
Holmdel, New Jersey, moved its affordable housing to flood-prone land, raising a question about planners' ethical obligations to speak up against such moves.
ADUs: Laws and Uses, Do’s and Don’ts
As ADUs gain national attention, cities are searching for the best ways to legalize their development and encourage construction.
After Ida, How Can Affordable Housing Withstand Climate Impacts?
What lessons can Ida offer to affordable housing managers and owners whose properties are at risk of damage from extreme weather events?
Flooded: How Natural Disasters Lead to Predatory Lending in the Rio...
The devastation that communities in the Rio Grande Valley experience is twofold: the initial destruction of the floods and the cycle of debt and poverty as a result of predatory loans.
Deciding Not to Rebuild After Climate-Related Disasters
Officials in large and small cities along the East Coast are realizing that maybe they shouldn’t rebuild on land that repeatedly floods. Instead they’re focusing on buyouts, building affordable housing on higher ground, and other mitigation efforts.
L.A.’s Green New Deal and Housing: Will a Crucial Opportunity Become...
Los Angeles' Green New Deal is an opportunity to demand the type of investment in housing required to actually address the crisis we face. It would be an awful mistake to back down.
From Sustainability to Resilience
My first reaction to the emergence of “resilience” as a lens for viewing community development was mostly informed by skepticism.
The Uncertain Flood Zone
Communities need accurate maps and more access to data to increase flood resilience—but right now FEMA's not providing that.
Designing for Climate Change
How can affordable housing be more resilient to extreme weather and better prepared to deal with the consequences of climate change?
The Connection Between Water, Justice, and Health
Our talk with Radhika Fox, the CEO of the US Water Alliance, about water justice and ways to build stronger communities.
Community Land Trusts in the Age of Climate Change
With the intensification of weather patterns resulting from climate change, community land trusts perform vital functions that help people recover.
It Takes Strong Roots to Achieve Climate Justice
Throughout 2018's Sol-2-Sol climate justice convening, indigenous people led many of the actions and activities.
Not If But When: A Disaster Preparedness Conversation
Against the back drop of 2017's California wildfires, a quickly organized session took place to discuss disaster response and recovery from the perspective of being a housing organization.
Native Alaskans See Walrus Harvest Disappear with Sea Ice
The effects of climate change have wreaked havoc with Arctic weather conditions that while always extreme and highly changeable, could be read like a book.