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First Street Foundation

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Joined in August 2018

About Us

For the vast majority of Americans, their home is their most valuable asset. Understanding the true risk of flooding will enable homeowners to protect their investment. Until America’s flood risk is properly calculated, communicated, and applied to all insurance rates, mortgages, land use decisions, bond ratings, and other financial instruments Americans will remain uninformed and unprepared.

First Street Foundation leverages the latest scientific methods and models. Its team of best in class researchers quantify the total flood risk for every home in America, today and well into the future, and its software engineers and communicators make this information available to the public.

First Street Foundation currently offers flood risk projections for 18 states via Flood iQ, and will continue to conduct this breakthrough research until tidal flood risk and property value loss data is available for all coastal communities

For the vast majority of Americans, their home is their most valuable asset. Understanding the true risk of flooding will enable homeowners to protect their investment. Until America’s flood risk is properly calculated, communicated, and…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Environment
  • Research & Social Science
  • Science & Technology

Location

  • 247 Water Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11201

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