Among the top resilience challenges facing our global network of cities, housing has emerged as one of the most pressing. Without safe, secure, functional, and affordable housing options, residents are denied access to services to meet their basic needs; exposed to risk and recurring financial and physical losses; and generally less able to focus on their livelihood and increasing their well-being and prosperity.
But housing can also be a resilience opportunity. 100RC has partnered with to explore how cities can implement social housing projects that enhance individual, community, and city-wide resilience.
In our report, Should resilience begin with the home?, we define the characteristics that comprise resilient social housing – in terms of the physical resilience of the structure, the quality of life provided for residents, and the interconnected physical, social and environmental systems that affect or are affected by the housing system. We explore how cities can deliver social housing projects by embedding resilience outcomes into their project financing models, rather than focusing on assets. Finally, we review examples of financing models that can help cities and stakeholders capture the resilience value of social housing projects to ensure successful implementation.
To find out more about building and financing resilient social housing, read the report:
Rebecca Laberenne and Bill Banks
Originally posted by 100resilientcities.org