Joplin, MO. Photo by Bob Webster via Flickr.
Communities recovering from natural disasters have an important choice: rebuild damaged areas as they were, or change investments and policies to be more resilient to future environmental and economic shocks?
This decision will impact how communities are able to recover from future disasters, and ensure that investments made today withstand the impacts that may come with climate change.
A new grant opportunity from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is designed to help communities understand the implications of these choices, and how to remain resilient in the face of natural disasters for decades to come.