Six Strategies to Increase Building Resilience, Reduce Vulnerability to Extreme Weather

Hurricane Harvey, which first came ashore on Aug. 25 as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in 50 years, has displaced more than 1 million people and damaged nearly 200,000 homes in a path of destruction stretching for more than 300 miles. Low-income and vulnerable communities located in the area’s floodplains have been particularly hard hit. The affected region has many subsidized housing complexes and public housing developments within the hurricane’s path and the 100-year floodplain.

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