The Houston area’s Resilience and Recovery Tracker was developed by Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, with support from Chevron, providing information on disaster recovery efforts from natural and man-made hazards, such as floods, climate disasters, public health crises, and chemical spills. It shows how local jurisdictions are building resilience to adapt to a changing world. It simplifies complex funding and policy initiatives in a way that is accessible to Houston and Harris County residents.
About this Initiative
Since 2015, the Houston Area has experienced three 500-year floods, with Hurricane Harvey becoming the costliest catastrophe in US history. The multibillion federal aid package, complemented by a wide-reaching non-governmental organization response, addressed the most immediate relief and recovery needs of the region. In 2020, the City of Houston presented the Resilient Houston Strategy and a Climate Action Plan to address the region’s climate readiness and protect against future emergencies, the most recent being the global public health crisis of COVID-19. Public awareness of and contribution to the recovery process and preparedness efforts is critical for the overall resilience mission of the Houston Region.