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Rising seas: California’s affordable housing faces worse floods

By Julie Cart Photo: Anne Wernikoff for CalMatters
For low-income Americans, the number of homes at risk of flooding could triple by 2050. Three Bay Area cities are among the top at-risk communities.

Inside the climate battle quietly raging about US homes

By Emily Holden
Analysis: Away from the headlines, there’s an important fight happening that is pitting real estate developers and utilities against efforts to make America’s new homes more climate friendly

Climate Change Floods North Carolina’s Housing Market

By Jodi Helmer Photo by Chip Somodevilla
The communities along the North Carolina coast are among the prettiest places in the state, but their seaside serenity comes with great risk. As climate change brings higher seas and churns up fiercer and more…

“How long before my home goes underwater?”

By John Englander
“Do I have 20 or 30 years before my property floods?” is a typical question I get at least once a week. The other day it was someone about a property in Ochlockee Bay, marked…

Rising Seas Threaten an American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage

By Christopher Flavelle Photo: Steve Helber/Associated Press
Climate change is starting to transform the classic home loan, a fixture of the American experience and financial system that dates back generations.

Borrowed time: Climate change threatens U.S. mortgage market

By Zack Colman Photo by Sean Rayford
“Where catastrophe happens and physical climate really manifests itself, the public tab will end up carrying this,” said Ivan Frishberg, vice president for sustainability banking with Amalgamated Bank. “Everyone is exposed in this. I’ve had…

20 Million People Have Fled Their Homes Because Of ‘Climate Chaos’ Since 2008: Oxfam

Fiercer weather and worsening wildfires drove more than 20 million people from their homes over the last decade ― a problem set to worsen unless leaders act swiftly to head off surging climate threats, anti-poverty…

Rhode Island development pairs affordable housing with net-zero design

Photo: Sung Hyun Hong and Diyi Zhang, RISD Department of Architecture
Developers of five new Providence homes aim to reduce residents’ long-term costs by eliminating their utility bills.