Due to the lapse in Congressional Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is closed. This website is supported by a cooperative agreement funded under a prior appropriation. Current functions will remain operational but no new functions will be added during the lapse in appropriations. For more information, see HUD Contingency Plan for Possible Lapse in Appropriations.

Community Resilience

Each year, HUD’s annual programs fund the construction and maintenance of infrastructure and housing in communities across the country. In addition, Congress has appropriated over $45 billion to HUD since 2000 to fund disaster recovery activities. These investments can and should be built to last by relying on evidence-based approaches that take into account our best understanding of future risk. Doing so will increase the resilience of communities to natural hazards, such as tropical storms, tornadoes, and wildfire. This portal catalogues a set of resources that local planners could use to help plan and prepare for changing natural hazards when undertaking HUD-funded activities.