Community Resilience


Guide your community to a better future.

Building resilient communities today is the first step to creating a better future for generations to come. The impact of climate-related hazards are challenges we can face together--with a united understanding of specific risks at a local level.

The community experts at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have collaborated with community development leadership at mySidewalk to deliver new data resources for communities in response to local climate pressures.

The Guides equip HUD recipients with the resources they need for assessing local risks and vulnerabilities while investigating tangible activities that build resilient communities.

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Creating Resources for Climate-Related Hazards


Simple, accessible tools to access climate data and preventative resources.

The Community Resilience Data Guides are designed to be simple, accessible data tools for the average Community Development Department or other HUD recipient. The Guides reference the resilience framework from HUD, enriched by mySidewalk’s community data to guide targeted preventative action across 6 hazards:

Designed for Community Decision-Making

HUD uses The Community Resilience Toolkit to equip communities with information on how to utilize federal and local funds toward climate action, and we've heard local partners say they've helped center the conversation on how to address local climate risks. Feature highlights of the Data Guides include:

| Engaging Insights

Prepare your community by sharing compelling analysis that supports new resilience projects and programming.

| Target Vulnerabilities

Identify areas with the highest risk and vulnerability to target your program dollars that tackle resource inequity.

| View at a Local Level

Visualize and download community data for your city, town, county, US congressional district, state senate district, state house district, unified school district, city council district, ZIP code, neighborhood, and more.

| Created with HUD Framework

Learn more about HUD’s resilience framework and its goal to guide resources toward community preparation.

| Designed for Accessibility

The toolkits are web-based, mobile-optimized, ADA compliant, and WCAG 2.0 accessible.

| Flexible Exports & Sharing

Access your toolkits online, by printing to PDF, embedding on your website, or downloading the underlying data as a .csv, .png, or .geojson file.

"Investing in mySidewalk this year was a big step for us. Now, I cannot imagine our work without it.

Using means like the Community Resilience Toolkit - among other fantastic, user-friendly dashboards mySidewalk has created - is changing the way we navigate and address community challenges across Tarrant County."

Marguerite E. Jones, MPA

Assistant Director, Community Development
Tarrant County, TX