The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) present the first webinar in a series about protecting homes and health during extreme weather events. Housing will need to play a central role in our response to a changing climate, both in terms of mitigation (e.g., energy efficient homes that reduce emissions), and in adaptation so that people can be safe before, during, and after extreme weather events like extreme heat, extreme cold, hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires, which are increasing in frequency and intensity.
In our first webinar, presenters from the National Low Income Housing Coalition and Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies will discuss high wind events (including hurricanes and their subsequent flooding) and their impact on homes. Topics of discussion will include how local, state, and national organizations are working to ensure disaster survivors including households with low incomes, people experiencing homelessness, people with disabilities, and other marginalized communities have the resources they need to fully recover. We will also explore the disproportionate risk of hurricanes and coastal flooding events on rental units and the impact of natural disasters on renter concerns about health and safety.
This webinar series is made possible and is funded through a cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and NEHA.
Date: Thursday, March 24
Time: 2 p.m. EDT