Architecture for Humanity is acting to upgrade and restore in a sustainable manner the region of American's eastern seaboard worst hit by Sandy. In providing design and construction services after disaster, we help rebuild, and will be focused on disaster mitigation and technical assistance to under-served communities in their 5-20 year long-term recovery.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In the final days of October, 2012, Hurricane Sandy carved a path through the Caribbean before moving up the Atlantic and turning into New Jersey striking many coastal towns. The storm moved north and created a storm surge that has devastated the New York Metro area. There has been widespread 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 Replace outdated building systems with sustainable, efficient solutions
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.
Total Funding Received to Date: $13,559
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $36,441
Total Funding Goal: $50,000