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Low-income towns are more vulnerable to climate-change induced extreme weather, new report shows

Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on August 22, 2013 - 12:28pm

Low-income communities are hit hard by extreme weather because they lack the resources required to evacuate and deal with the effects, says a new report from the Center for American Progress.

Among the report's recommendations are:

  1. Fostering social infrastructure around assisted housing
  2. Fairly distributing CDBG-DR funds to low-income communities
  3. Protecting households against extreme temperatures and floods
  4. Developing fair plans for post-disaster debris removal 

Read the full report.

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