Extreme Heat Quick Guide

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Posted on: 6/05/2024 - Updated on: 7/03/2024

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has developed this Quick Guide as a critical resource to support communities in increasing resilience to the climate hazard of extreme heat. This Quick Guide provides HUD grantees with the necessary steps to evaluate their community’s vulnerability, plan for extreme heat events, and implement local mitigation strategies to enhance resilience. Additionally, it includes links to resources and funding avenues to empower HUD grantees for resilience against extreme heat. 

The guide is based on the climate risk management framework depicted in the document, and the associated steps towards resilience, stressing continuous evaluation and centered on equity, to systematically mitigate risks and build community resilience. The framework and its associated steps should be tailored to address the specific challenges posed by extreme heat in your community.

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HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business.

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