Housing and Climate Resource Library

Flood Resources

This page is about the risk of floods to communities and homes and how climate change affects flooding risk. Flooding can damage and destroy homes, and conducting safe cleanup after flood events is important to address mold and other damage.

Relevant variables for this topic include projected flood risk, temperature, time horizon, water level, warming choices, elevation data, ice sheets, and affordable housing.


The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network 
The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network combines environmental and health data from local, state, and federal sources. Data and information about environments and risks, health consequences, and population health are available through the Tracking Network. Data can be investigated in a variety of ways. Data comparison between two datasets is possible using the Data Explorer tool, which contains all subject categories and indicators. The program has collaborated with other projects to build topic-specific dashboards, including the Heat and Health Tracker and the Environmental Justice Dashboard. These dashboards are interactive tools that present county level data related to heat, health, and environmental exposures. [url; CDC, 2023]

Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool 
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) received direct orders from President Biden in January 2021 to develop the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool. The Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool is an interactive geospatial mapping tool that uses census tracts to identify disadvantaged communities with climate, environmental, and other burdens. [url; CEQ, 2022]


Latest page update: April 22, 2024.