Study reveals impact of rising sea levels on affordable housing

Infographic depicting affordable housing affected by sea level rise
Joseph Casey/Senior Staff
A recently published study found that by 2050, the number of affordable housing units in the United States that are at risk of coastal flooding resulting from rising sea levels is projected to triple. The study also noted that structurally, affordable housing units are more vulnerable to climate change effects.

In a study published Tuesday, researchers examined the risks of sea level rise and coastal flooding on affordable housing units across the United States, which could affect the city of Berkeley.
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