Department of Housing and Urban Development Becomes 15th Member of USGCRP
On December 4, Arati Prabhakar, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), named the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as the 15th member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP).
HUD brings important insights and perspectives to USGCRP, drawing from its work increasing climate resilience in low-income and climate-vulnerable communities, its experience preparing communities for and helping them respond to more frequent climate-related disasters, and its commitment to environmental justice. The addition of HUD will help USGCRP connect critical information and tools to the people and communities across the country who are facing increasing risks due to climate and global change.