Getting Money to the Ground: Funding Resilience in LMI Communities 


Thursday, May 30, 2024


1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PDT




Sarah Simms, Community Development Finance Manager
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco


Climate ResilienceCommunity Development FinanceEconomic InclusionRegional Equity

Rising energy costs, the impacts of shifting average local temperatures, and the increasing frequency of extreme weather events and disasters create challenges for low- and moderate-income (LMI) households. With federal funding flowing to communities for climate resilience, there is opportunity for investment in LMI communities.    

Drawing on a recently published SF Fed report highlighting models for resilience and energy cost savings across the western US, this session will share examples of innovative programs and investments that can increase the resilience of LMI communities to disasters, extreme temperatures, and weather events.