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A significant portion of affordable housing in Boston and throughout Massachusetts is located in physically vulnerable areas such as floodplains and urban heat islands.
LISC Boston is providing grants for resiliency assessments and the creation of emergency preparedness plans for multifamily affordable housing. This program is for building owners and property managers looking to identify and proactively implement cost-effective resilient building strategies to help their properties and residents successfully withstand future climate impacts.
Provide Resiliency Assessments for Vulnerable Properties.
Resiliency assessments provide concrete and actionable recommendations, ranked by cost-effectiveness, to enable owners of existing buildings to make improvements to their properties that will help them resist damage from severe weather and bounce back more quickly should damage occur.
Create Emergency Preparedness Plans for Owners’ Properties.
Organizations that have clear, well-rehearsed emergency preparedness plans can better manage a more effective, coordinated disaster response and mitigate negative impacts on residents and infrastructure. Emergency preparedness training and plans may include such information as how owner and property management teams will ensure residents are safe, have adequate access to clean water, food, medications/medical attention, and sufficient power for critical needs.
LISC currently has funding available to make resiliency awards to up to 5 Boston-area multifamily affordable housing owners.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through March 31, 2020 or until the funding pool is depleted. Please submit proposals via email to Emily Jones (email@example.com).