Public housing more at risk of climate-linked floods: New study

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Public housing more at risk of climate-linked floods: New study

New research predicts a 30% rise in flooding of public housing units over the next 30 years if warming emissions aren’t cut. In yet another sign of hardships faced by low-income Americans amid the climate crisis, a new study has found that the number of affordable housing units at risk to flood is expected to triple over the next 30 years. In a report titled “Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Threaten Affordable Housing,” researchers at Climate Central, a New Jersey-based science organization, used maps of low-cost and federally-subsidized housing…

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