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Climate change will force millions of Americans from their homes in the coming decades. Where will these climate migrants go? Will they be able to afford safe and adequate housing in their new community? And what will happen to those who stay behind?

This report presents a framework for understanding how climate change affects housing security throughout the United States. Through this analysis, we explore climate impacts on the housing security of three distinct populations:

  1. Those who move, or individuals and households that are displaced by climate disasters or voluntarily move from areas at-risk of climate impacts;
  2. Those who stay, or individuals and households that remain in areas at-risk of climate disasters, either by choice or necessity; and
  3. Those who receive, or the communities that will receive an influx of new residents due to climate-related migration.