Aerial view of houses and trees in flood water.

Adapting to Natural Hazard Risk in Louisiana

Last November, the Center for Planning Excellence of Baton Rouge hosted the Rising Above Symposium, a two-day workshop to coordinate Louisiana’s plans for adapting to hazard risk and impending environmental change. Louisiana is a recipient of $16.5 billion in HUD disaster recovery funds since 2005, mostly for Hurricane Katrina but also for hurricanes Rita and Gustav and the 2016 flooding event in Baton Rouge, among others. The state is currently undertaking major disaster recovery work, particularly in response to the 2016 flooding, in which an estimated half of seriously flooded homes were outside of the special flood hazard area.



America’s Rental Housing 2017

Approximately 43 million people — more than one-third of U.S. households — live in rental housing.

Adaptive Reuse in Suburban Housing Markets

The 2008 recession created a lasting high-risk environment for the retail, office, and residential markets, changing the way tenants lease space to live and work and creating demand for new models of housing.

Rental Burdens: Rethinking Affordability Measures

How much of your income should you set aside for rent? With the cost of housing on the rise, researchers are reexamining the 30-percent rule of thumb for measuring rental burden.

Housing for Low and Extremely-Low Income Households Opens in Alameda

In the city of Alameda, located on an island in California’s San Francisco Bay, the scarcity and high cost of housing personally affects most residents.



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