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Supporting Local Climate Action

This page is designed to provide resources for grantees on how to use HUD funding to tackle climate change and build more resilient futures for communities.

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Community Resilience Toolkit

Use this toolkit to identify climate-related natural hazard risks; consider actions to enhance community resilience; and implement resilience actions using HUD funds and other innovative financing options.

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Climate Action Plan

HUD's Climate Action Plan, released in November 2021, details a comprehensive strategy to reduce the agency’s energy and carbon footprint and put our nation’s communities on the path to building more equitable, efficient, and sustainable housing infrastructure.

Your Resilient Community

How Can Natural Hazard Risks Affect A Community?

The following hazards often lead to displacement of residents, interruption of pubic services, damage to buildings and infrasturucture, and injury, illness, and death.

  • Sea level rise
  • Erosion
  • Extreme heat
  • Landslides
  • Drought
  • Inland flooding
  • Wildfire

What Does a Resilient Community Look Like?

The following are ideas of actions communities can take to mitigate natural hazards and increase community resilience.

  • Living shorelines
  • Elevating structures
  • Elevating utilities
  • Rain barrels
  • Cool roofs
  • Green roofs
  • Bank stablization
  • Vegetative buffers
  • Setbacks
  • Fire-resistant roofing and building materials
  • Defensible zones

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