Why Building More Affordable Housing in Wealthy Areas Will Build Climate Resilience

Why Building More Affordable Housing in Wealthy Areas Will Build Climate Resilience

Why Building More Affordable Housing in Wealthy Areas Will Build Climate Resilience

05/17/20

“Why would building more affordable housing in wealthy areas lead to greater climate resilience?”

 

Due to historic and ongoing structural discrimination, wealthier neighborhoods not only have greater opportunities but are located disproportionately in areas more resilient to climate change. Due to the steep costs of living in these places, climate refugees will have a difficult time finding shelter in them, leaving their options for a new community more limited. But if more affordable housing was developed in these wealthier places, then this barrier can be lifted and a greater range of people can find safe habitation for the rest of their lives. This is Why Building More Affordable Housing in Wealthy Areas Will Build Climate Resilience.

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