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HUD To Invest In Building Climate Resilience Communities Amidst Climate-Related Disasters

HUD is helping the communities hit by extreme weather conditions and are at risk of homelessness by ensuring equitable access to resources. 

 

December 7, 2023

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making efforts to further the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to invest in climate change resilience. HUD is ensuring equitable access to climate-related disaster recovery resources for communities in need. 

HUD has increased its resilience measures, invested in building resilient communities, and supported communities recovering from disasters due to the nation’s climate crisis. Moreover, HUD continues to develop new actions to help communities recover from extreme weather events. The agency is also making efforts to grant program-building standards to make sure that taxpayers’ dollars are only used for climate-informed investments. 

The agency has improved disaster recovery efforts to serve the communities who experience the direct impact of weather-related disasters, developed practical guidance to improve housing resilience, increased climate resiliency, provided $6.7 Billion in disaster assistance via the Community Development Block Grant Discovery Program, and made investments in climate resilience. 

HUD has also increased the resources and flexibility that disaster-stricken communities need to respond quickly. HUD has done this by creating new flexibility through waivers, providing technical assistance and capacity-building support, and supporting people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

HUD is also helping communities move forward. With HUD assistance, Louisiana reached an agreement to free 3000 Louisianans from Road Home Program repayment obligations. 

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Department of Housing and Urban Development. “FACT SHEET: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is Investing in Building Climate Resilient Communities Amidst More Frequent and More Intense Climate-related Disasters”. Department of Housing and Urban Development, December 4, 2023, 

FACT SHEET: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is Investing in Building Climate Resilient Communities Amidst More Frequent and More Intense Climate-related Disasters | HUD.gov / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Last Updated: September 20, 2021