The Federal Emergency Management Agency aims to free up as much as $10 billion to build climate resiliency through existing grant programs through a budgeting maneuver which would count federal COVID spending towards a formula that allocates money towards climate programs, according to an article in the New York Times.
A recent article in Politico highlights the massive risks that climate change poses to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the federal home lending entities.
A new article in the New York Times highlights the nearly quarter-million flood insurance policies that are in violation of a simple rule: if you want publicly-subsidized flood insurance, you cannot build a home that is likely to flood.
An article in the New York Times today highlights how climate change is laying bare the limitations of our disaster response institutions, including FEMA, in responding to more frequent and severe natural disasters caused by climate change. This week alone, Hurricane Isaias and the Apple Fire are simultaneously occurring on opposite coasts.
An article in the New York Times highlights the growing acceptance of planned relocation, also known as "managed retreat", strategies to move homes out of harm's way amid rising sea levels and more frequent and severe hurricanes and storms.
An article in the New York Times today highlights how the overlapping effects of climate change-- including wildfires, extreme heat, floods, and storms-- could result in mass migration patterns in the U.S. that could exacerbate poverty and inequality while laying bare the faults of our policies, which make it attractive to build and rebuild homes in risky and resource-constrained regions.