Causing widespread destruction and displacement, Hurricane Sandy spurred efforts to fortify low-income communities against climate disaster. Lending knowledge gained through our recovery and rebuilding work in the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina, Enterprise sought to help Sandy-hit communities receive vital funding; redevelop affordable housing in vulnerable areas into sustainable, resilient properties; and create disaster-readiness resources for the affordable housing sector. To inform our work, we published a series of maps and reports illustrating the housing devastation and demographics of Sandy-affected communities. With more than a quarter-million low-income households living in the storm surge, Enterprise's technical and grant support have proven critical in the ongoing aftermath of the nation's largest and second costliest Atlantic storm.
Enterprise informed the allocation of billions of dollars in federal recovery resources for Hurricane Sandy victims while working with local government and community development partners to help access those resources. We also worked to enact critical legislation to provide additional resources for affordable housing in the impacted region.
In 2013, Enterprise secured $6.3 million from private and public sources to help housing organizations address the operational disruption and financial hardship that Sandy wrought. Our wide-ranging response included hands-on technical support, an international design competition and the launch of the Enterprise Learning Collaborative for Multifamily Housing Resilience, whose 12 area participants collectively own and operate 14,600 homes. Enterprise also created a resiliency assessment tool, deploying engineers and architects to assess 56 vulnerable buildings in the Sandy-affected region. These efforts promise to inform and shape an emerging body of knowledge guiding low-income communities as they mitigate and adapt to climate change.
American Institute of Architects, N.Y. Chapter; BTMU Foundation; Citi Foundation; Community Preservation Corporation; Freddie Mac; Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy; Goldman Sachs Gives; Conrad N. Hilton Foundation; JPB Foundation; Kendeda Fund; Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC; NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development; New York State Governor's Office; J.C. Penney Company Fund; Surdna Foundation; NYC Housing and Neighborhood Recovery Donors Collaborative (AARP Foundation, Altman Foundation, Bank of America, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Capital One, Citi Foundation, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Hearst Foundations, HSBC Bank USA, JPMorgan Chase, Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC, New York Community Trust, Robin Hood Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Rockefeller Foundation and Toyota Foundation); and the Enterprise Learning Collaborative for Multifamily Housing Resilience (Asian Americans for Equality, Bailey House, CAMBA Housing Ventures, Carroll Gardens Association, Community Investment Strategies, Fifth Avenue Committee, Jersey City Housing Authority, Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA), Lott Community Development Corporation, Lower East Side People's Mutual Housing Association, Services for the UnderServed and Triple C Housing)