Mithun Home Team Shares Vision for North Richmond

Date Posted: 05.17.2018

In May 2017, the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge launched with a regional call to action to bring together local residents, community organizations, public officials and local, national and international experts to develop innovative solutions that will strengthen the San Francisco Bay Area’s resilience to sea level rise, severe storms, flooding and earthquakes.

At the Resilient Bay Summit today, May 17th, all nine design teams will share the final design concepts—meant to inspire, catalyze action, and push everyone along the path to a more resilient future. The public is invited to livestream the final design presentations. The Mithun Home Team will take the stage at 1:45 pm (PDT).

Over the past year, the Mithun Home Team has been working with the North Richmond community to address local impacts of climate change and support regional resilience. The resulting collection of sea level rise projects in North Richmond, ouR-HOME, emerges from the community’s ideas for building health, wealth and home ownership for more than 5,000 North Richmond residents—turning investments in sea level rise adaptations and aging infrastructure into opportunities for all.

The ouR-HOME sea level rise response projects are linked to the health and financial well-being of residents that have been traditionally shut out of opportunities to improve health and family wealth. Small lot housing, a community land trust, social impact bonds and community infrastructure combine to lower the cost of entry to home ownership. Green infrastructure proposals to bring the ‘marsh to Main Street’ with a horizontal levee, and plant 20,000 trees to filter air and water, are strategies that can be implemented through existing local job and career programs—benefiting the people in North Richmond.

Learn more about ouR-HOME, the North Richmond community and potential next steps.