A new analysis released this week highlights the equity implications of sea level rise in an in-depth,  nationwide assessment of risk to the country’s affordable housing supply.

The research —  conducted by Climate Central, a New Jersey-based science organization supported by The Kresge Foundation, a TFN member — warns that the number of affordable housing units at risk from coastal flooding and sea level rise is expected to more than triple over the next three decades.

Affordable housing in California, New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey is notably vulnerable to potential flooding from the impacts of the climate crisis, including increasingly severe storms and rising sea levels, according to the report.

As part of the project, Climate Central has introduced an interactive online mapping tool showing the vulnerability of affordable housing to coastal flood risk now and in the future. The interactive threat maps allow you to view any area and its projected risk broken down by year, water level, temperature and affordable housing units. The data can be searched by zip code, city, county, state and by legislative and congressional districts.

To learn more about the report, related resources include the report summary and the scientific paper behind this report

Bonus: Read about the Climate Central analysis in the Guardian.

A screenshot of Climate Central’s interactive map shows the density of affordable housing units in New Jersey and their potential exposure by the year 2050.