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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.

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Implementation Guides

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  • Community Resilience Education and Outreach
  • Cool Roofs: Mitigating Extreme Heat
  • Sea Level Rise
  • Nature-Based Solutions

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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