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June 21 Climate Resilient Manufactured Housing Communities

Collaborating for Climate Resilient Manufactured Housing Communities Across Northern New England

You are invited to engage in key findings from a regional collaboration focused on Manufactured Housing Communities (MHCs) and climate-related hazards across the northern New England region.

Description: Manufactured housing communities (MHCs) are an important component of the rural housing landscape across Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine yet face unique vulnerabilities to climate-related hazards. This virtual meeting will convene stakeholders across the region to 1) share key learnings about these communities across the area and 2) facilitate conversations with key stakeholders about best practices and priorities to support climate resilience for MHCs across the region. This effort is part of a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Adaptation Partnership program awarded to an interdisciplinary team from the University of Maine, University of New Hampshire, and University of Vermont.

Meeting Agenda
9:30–9:45 AM – Welcome, Introductions, and NOAA Climate Adaptation Partnerships Program
9:45–10:30 AM – Key Findings: Tri-State Stakeholder and Community Engagement Meetings
10:30–10:40 AM – Break
10:40–11:25 AM – Key Findings: Tri-State MHC Database Development and Feedback
11:25–11:45 AM – Pathways for Future Regional Collaboration – Q&A and Open Discussion
11:45–12:00 PM – Concluding Remarks and Next Steps

Please feel free to share with colleagues who may be interested in participating. Please contact Sean Birkel at if you have questions.

UMaine Team
Sean Birkel, Ph.D., Assistant Extension Professor and Maine State Climatologist
Eileen Johnson, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Bowdoin College

UNH Team
Mary Lemcke-Stampone, Ph.D., Associate Professor and New Hampshire State Climatologist

UVM Team
Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, Ph.D., Professor and Vermont State Climatologist
Daniel Baker, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus
Kelly Hamshaw, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer

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