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Hurricane Sandy Reconstruction



Architecture for Humanity's reconstruction plan focuses on communities with the greatest need for design and construction services. We believe in rebuilding sustainably and more resiliently to protect these areas from future storms. This program will focus on restoring school sports facilities, and aiding small business and small building owners, as they represent the most affected populations in the region.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In the closing days of October 2012, Hurricane Sandy carved a path through the Caribbean before moving up the Atlantic and turning inland at New Jersey, striking many coastal towns. The storm moved north and created a storm surge that devastated the New York/New Jersey Metro area. The event caused major damage and loss of life.

How will this project solve this problem?

1. Local AfH chapters provide technical assistance/support to existing recovery agencies 2. Design and construction assistance to nonprofits and local organizations to repair civic structures and public spaces 3. Technical assistance to property owners - ie, small businesses and rental properties-in low-income communities 4. Support local agencies to rebuild and develop model mitigation strategies 5. Build back green. Replace outdated building systems with sustainable, efficient systems

Potential Long Term Impact

Rebuilding sustainably on the New York and New Jersey coasts means communities can regain normalcy, while incorporating ecological, systemic and resilient design strategies that provide economic and structural tools and resources while mitigating damage from future disasters.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $14,684
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $35,316
Total Funding Goal: $50,000


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Project Leader

Jacob Ehrenberg

Program Development Manager
San Francisco, CA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Hurricane Sandy Reconstruction
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