Report: Rising Sea Levels Threaten Affordable Housing

Report: Rising Sea Levels Threaten Affordable Housing



More than 7,600 apartments, townhomes, and houses nationwide are currently exposed to at least one “coastal flood risk event” in a typical year, and more than 24,500 units may be so threatened by 2050, according to a new report by The National Housing Trust and Climate Central. Their analysis evaluates the risk to affordable housing from flooding related to sea-level rise over the next 30 years. In short, the number of affordable housing units at risk from coastal flooding and sea level rise is expected to more than triple over the next three decades.

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