A Perfect Storm: Extreme Weather as an Affordable Housing Crisis Multiplier

A new report from the Center for American Progress urges lawmakers to address the nation’s affordable housing crisis when tackling climate change in order to build more resilient and prepared communities. The national shortage of affordable housing disproportionately affects communities of color and people with disabilities. Therefore, the report calls for undertaking actions that can help us create strong, healthy, fair, accessible and affordable communities that are resilient to future climate change impacts. These actions include supporting equitable evacuation and disaster recovery for all survivors; expanding investments in federal rental and homeless assistance programs; prioritizing equitable housing policies and just community development; building resilient infrastructure; and increasing funding for disaster mitigation and climate change adaptation.