Keeping residents in their homes post-disaster helps communities stay intact and ensure that all residents, including those that lack resources, can participate in recovery.
To better understand the challenges Bay Area housing and communities face from earthquakes and flooding, the ART Program and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) Resilience Program initiated the Stronger Housing, Safer Communities project.
The project engaged local stakeholders and topical experts to identify the housing and communities that are particularly vulnerable, and to develop locally relevant strategies to address the specific vulnerabilities and consequences identified.
Outcomes of the Stronger Housing, Safer Communities project included:
- A better understanding of the characteristics of San Francisco Bay Area housing and communities that increase vulnerability to earthquakes and current and future flooding.
- An evaluation of housing and community vulnerability at regional and community scales.
- Strategies that reduce these vulnerabilities to help the region meet its resilience, sustainability, prosperity, and equity goals.
The project was initiated in Fall 2013 and completed in Spring 2015.
Findings and Materials
For more information:
- Dana Brechwald