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Hurricane Sandy Recovery and Rebuilding Program

The devastation unleashed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 called to attention the fact that our most vulnerable residents are least able to adapt in a crisis that levels homes, kills electricity and cuts off access to vital services. This vulnerability extends to low-income communities as a whole and the community-based organizations that serve them.

Enterprise understands of the challenges facing the families and housing organizations affected by Sandy.

Recovery and Rebuilding Program

The Enterprise Hurricane Sandy Recovery and Rebuilding program is an ambitious three-year effort to upgrade and strengthen the region’s affordable housing, develop the disaster-preparedness of neighborhood-based organizations and support a more resilient civic infrastructure in highly vulnerable, low-income neighborhoods. Enterprise’s policy leadership and data analysis play a critical role in ensuring an effective recovery process.

Research and Data Analysis

Enterprise has created a set of maps and data analysis that summarize Superstorm Sandy’s impact on homes in the New York region. Find highlights from both reports are on the Enterprise blog, @the horizon

Housing Resilience

Enterprise launched the Learning Collaborative for [Housing] Resilience program to help organizations improve the resiliency of their affordable housing properties and safeguard them from future crises. Enterprise selected 12 affordable housing organizations that, in total, oversee nearly 300 buildings and 12,000 units to develop best practices for disaster preparedness and long-term housing resilience.

Enterprise supports the participants in collaboratively developing comprehensive disaster preparedness and response plans for their organizations and housing portfolios. We will provide technical support to help each organization assess its housing portfolio’s vulnerability to future crises, explore innovative resilient retrofit options, and identify potential financing mechanisms to implement the recommendations. At the same time, we will work together to identify shared goals and challenges, and translate them into lessons and guidelines to benefit all affordable housing organizations.

Enterprise selected the following 12 affordable housing organizations to participate in our Learning Collaborative [Housing] Resilience program.

Speaker Series on Housing Resilience

Enterprise hosted a series of presentations exploring the long-term recovery challenges for multifamily affordable housing infrastructure in New York City and the surrounding region in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The series explored technical issues and best practice case studies of recovery and response.

Topics

Risks and Mitigants: What does it mean to be prepared?
Archived version of the event

Resident Engagement
Archived version of the event

Operations and Maintenance for Disaster Preparedness
Archived version of the event

Multifamily Resiliency Measures
Archived version of the event



For additional questions, suggestions or to be placed on email list for events, please contact: Laurie Schoeman.
Resiliency Speaker Series
Friday, July 18, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Resident Engagement for Seniors During Disasters

This installment of Enterprise’s Resiliency Speaker Series will feature a discussion on how affordable multifamily housing providers that serve seniors can strengthen resident engagement and preparedness for their most vulnerable residents.

Register to Attend In Person | Register to Participate by WebEx

For additional information, contact Laurie Schoeman or by phone: 212.284.7156.

One Year After Hurricane Sandy

Strong Neighborhoods, Resilient City, One Year After Hurricane Sandy


Strong Neighborhoods
Resilient City

To remember the impact of the storm and share lessons learned, Enterprise is sponsoring a number of events and information releases. We invite you to join us for these events, and to share with us the lessons of the past year.
Resources
Flooded Basement: Three-Step Drying Process

Boiler Safety: What You Should and Should Not Do After the Power Comes Back On

How to Restore Your Flooded Home

CDBG Action Plans:
@the horizon

For news on the intersection between Hurricane Sandy and affordable housing, visit @the horizon, the Enterprise blog.