Guidance document for jurisdictions on how to assess and develop soft story retrofit programs
An ABAG and BCDC report on vulnerability of housing and communities to earthquakes and flooding and strategies to address them
ABAG and BCDC are supporting jurisdictions to update and develop local hazard mitigation and climate adaptation plans
An ABAG report on earthquake threats to interdependent transportation and utility systems.
ABAG and the City of Oakland are taking steps to evaluate and retrofit soft-story multi-unit buildings vulnerable to collapse in earthquakes.
NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants Available – NOAA recently issued a call for proposals under their Coastal Resilience Grants Program. Funded projects should advance healthy and sustainable coastal ecosystems through habitat restoration and support approaches to build resilience of coastal regions, communities, and the economy by developing plans and implementing actions to mitigate the negative impacts of extreme weather and climate-related hazards. Applications are due by March 15, 2017. For more information about the program, click here.Posted on 01.27.17
City of Oakland Seismic Retrofit Grants – Are you a homeowner or multifamily building owner in Oakland? The city has just launched a grant program for single family (1-4 unit) and soft story (5+ units with a weak ground story) retrofit. Interested property owners can access program information, FAQs, and online applications here. Applications are due February 17 for single family retrofit grants and February 24 for soft story retrofit grants, so act now!Posted on 01.05.17
Soft Story Retrofit Program Development Resilience Policy Guidance Document – ABAG is pleased to announce the release of our newest publication. This document is intended to help jurisdictions decide if soft story retrofit policy is an appropriate tool for increasing local resilience to seismic hazards. Check out the report today! For questions or comments, or if you want help developing a retrofit program, email us.Posted on 04.25.16
M6.4 Taiwan Earthquake - The February 6th quake appears to have damaged buildings and infrastructure. The Bay Area has many strong ties to Taiwan and we offer our collective sympathy to the impacted communities. Damaging earthquakes reaffirm the Bay Area’s commitment to ensuring safe housing, and resilient infrastructure across the region. Get more information about how to get prepared in our Earthquake Portal. Posted on 02.05.16
The Resilience Program of the Association of Bay Area Governments seeks to promote a more sustainable, resilient, and prosperous region where our communities are prepared to withstand and quickly recover from the effects of earthquakes and natural hazards. Learn more.