University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing Disparities of Urban Flood Risk for Households of Color in Chicago: Powerpoint Presentation

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
State(s) Illinois
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources
Urban flooding is caused by climate change, aging infrastructure, and diminishing permeable space in cities. This examination of data for the city of Chicago was undertaken to determine the prevalence, cost, and impact of flooding on communities of color in Chicago. In total, the 229,743 claims amounted to $433 million in payouts. 87% of flood damage insurance claims were paid in communities of color.

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