Building Equity into Federal Investments for Housing Resilience

Date: 

Friday, October 1, 2021, 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Zoom

Carlos Martín, Project Director of the Remodeling Futures Program at the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, will discuss the complexities of housing as it relates to respecting vulnerable communities in the face of climate disasters.

Carlos Martín, Project Director of the Remodeling Futures Program at the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, will discuss the complexities of housing as it relates to respecting vulnerable communities in the face of climate disasters. 

Growing federal efforts to make housing and communities more resilient to disasters, especially climate-related hazards, often devalue people and undervalue and/or overlook the possessions of people of low wealth and communities of color. In this talk, Carlos Martín, the new director of the Center’s Remodeling Futures Program, will examine this issue and how it might be addressed. He will discuss some current projects as well as work he’s done on how to make these programs more equitable, which included "Equitable Investments in Infrastructure: A Review of Benefit-Cost Analysis in Federal Flood Mitigation Infrastructure," a study he co-authored while at the Urban Institute.

Registration is required. Visit the event page for more information.

Contact: James Chaknis