Thursday, March 25, 2010

Live at the Forum: Making Homes More Resistant to Natural Disasters

Housing Solutions Week 2010 continues today with a "Live at the Forum" event introducing the new "Make Homes More Resistant to Natural Disasters" HousingPolicy.org Toolkit and a series of related issue briefs, developed with support from NHC Housing Leadership Support Program Partner WeatherPredict Consulting.

Speakers for this event include Ryan Sherriff, Center for Housing Policy, and Mike Cohen, RenaissanceRE - an affiliate of WeatherPredict Consulting. Leslie Chapman-Henderson, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, and Ann Roberson, South Carlina Hurricane Damage Mitigation Program, will also be presenting.

The two-part event kicks off with a conference call featuring the speakers at 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific. The 30-minute call will feature information on programs aimed at expanding financial support for disaster-resistant home construction and renovations, along with strategies for combining funding streams to make homes more energy-efficient as well. Speakers will also discuss ways to help low-income families pay for upgrades to make their homes more resilient to natural disasters. The call-in number is (712) 432-1001 and the access code is 452746624#.

Following the call, please join the speakers on the HousingPolicy.org Forum to get answers to your questions in real time.

Visit the Forum Now to Submit a Question!

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