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Eyes on the City: NYC Wins $176M Resilience Award as Jonas Approaches

As the East Coast prepares for Winter Storm Jonas, which carries with it warnings of heavy snow, high winds, ice and coastal flooding, HUD made the exciting announcement on Thursday that the tri-state region will receive $281 million of the $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC) allocation. New York City will receive the largest allocation of any municipality, the $176 million award going toward the financing of Lower Manhattan Protect and Connect (PDF), a comprehensive coastal protection project that includes water management infrastructure that increases connectivity and public recreation space, retrofits to several NYCHA and HPD managed properties, and a job creation component. The initial design concept for the City’s application, known as the Big U, was developed through the Rebuild by Design competition, which served as a model for NDRC. MAS, a leading advocate for community-based resilience planning in NYC, was a key partner on Rebuild By Design and worked with the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency to solicit crucial community feedback on their NDRC application. Read HUD’s press release >>