Article Identifies Rising Sea Levels as Threat to Affordable Housing

Housing Matters, an initiative undertaken by the Urban Institute, has published an article, “Rising Sea Levels Are Threatening Affordable Housing. What Can Local Governments Do?,” tracing the impact of rising sea levels on access to affordable housing. The article shows that the threat posed by rising sea levels to coastal communities is especially acute for racially segregated and economically disadvantaged communities located along coasts. The article outlines policies that could be adopted to combat the effects of rising sea levels and encourages policymakers to work with communities to create equitable flood prevention and mitigation plans. Read the article here.