News Analysis

Improving Resilience in Affordable Housing

A Q&A with Laurie Schoeman, senior program director of resilience and disaster recovery, Enterprise Community Partners

April 4, 2018

When the floodwaters of Superstorm Sandy receded in the fall of 2012, they left behind a trail of devastation. Among those hardest hit were people who lived in affordable housing.

At the time, the mainstream guidance for architects was simply “to elevate your building to deal with flooding, but for multifamily housing sites that was not possible,” said Laurie Schoeman, senior program director of resilience and disaster recovery for Enterprise Community Partners.