Community Spotlight: Stories of Disaster Preparedness from the National Association For Latino Community Asset Builders

  
September 30, 2021 | Community Spotlight: Stories of Disaster Preparedness from the National Association For Latino Community Asset Builders |
Pictured from left to right: Avenue CDC building reduce-cost modular housing, Carolina Small Business Development Fund's toolkit for small business resilience, and mutli-modal complete streets Franklin Neighborhood Development Corporation. Photos courtesy NALCAB

In honor of National Preparedness Month, Main Street America’s National Park Service Main Street Community Disaster Preparedness and Resilience Program has been working with their partners and local community leaders to host Takeovers on MSA’s social channels. This week, we welcomed National Association For Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) to our Twitter channel (@NatlMainStreet). 

​The National Association For Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) leads a national network of more than 130 mission-driven organizations in 40 states, DC and Puerto Rico that are anchor institutions in geographically and ethnically diverse Latino communities. The NPS Main Street Community Disaster Preparedness and Resilience Program is fortunate to have Jake White, Senior Program Manager and leader of NALCAB’s Equitable Neighborhood Development team, as part of the Program’s Advisory Committee. You may have seen Jake at the 2021 Main Street Now workshop, Disaster Preparedness Roadmap: Building Main Street Resilience, where he co-led the closing plenary. During his speech, he synthesized the material from the day and shared inspiring examples of preparedness and resilience strategies for downtown local leaders to use in their communities.

Throughout their Takeover, NALCAB highlighted how their members and communities engage in disaster preparedness & climate support. Read more about their Takeover below, and be sure to check out their work on our Twitter channel!

Avenue CDC
NALCAB member Avenue CDC recognizes the impacts of disaster preparedness and climate support. As a builder seeking to develop quality affordable housing, they have built innovative partnerships to develop reduced-cost modular housing with flooding safeguards, and accessory dwelling units (ADUs) with net zero energy consumption. Learn more.

Franklin Neighborhood Development Corporation
Located in the Latino heart of Sacramento county, the Franklin corridor lacks trees, green space, and shade that can help reduce air pollution and heat. NALCAB member Franklin Neighborhood Development Corporation’s Community Climate & Revitalization Playbook highlights strategies and goals for a climate-resilient community, from multi-modal Complete Streets, to stormwater management and tree installations. Learn more about it.

Carolina Small Business Development Fund
Disasters not only impact housing and people, but also small businesses. NALCAB member and CDFI, Carolina Small Business Development Fund has created a tool for small business owners to be able to respond with resources for immediate & long-term recovery when natural disasters like hurricanes, floods and tornados strike. Learn more.


We are grateful for NALCAB's involvement in the NPS Main Street Disaster Preparedness and Resilience Program and our celebration of Preparedness Month!

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