Lowering risk to insurance companies means lower rates. In Florida, as well as other Gulf and Atlantic states, the greatest risk comes from hurricanes and tropical storms. Preparing homes and businesses to better resist wind and flood events while increasing energy efficiency, creates jobs and makes communities more viable after a catastrophe. Two gaps are funding and knowledge of economic benefits.

FAIR Foundation Actions

Educate property owners on benefits of mitigation.
Seek grants to fund mitigation in at-risk and 55+ condo communities.
Promote PACE.
Develop tools to determine utility and insurance savings from mitigation investments.
“Get Ready Florida!” Hurricane Safety Initiative.

FAIR Actions

Funding Mitigation- Promoting legislation to increase state funding to local communities from $2.8 M annually to over $100M.
PACE for Water Reclamation and Flood Mitigation- Encourage local government to adopt PACE which gives property owners access to fixed rate financing.
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Reduce property Loss
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Promote Robust Competitive Markets
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Educate Insurance Consumers
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Reduce Uninsured Risk
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Eliminate Unnecessary Cost Drivers

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