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Due to policies and practices—both past and present—that continue to disproportionately affect people of color, low-income families, and people with disabilities, these communities are at risk of experiencing higher incidents of human and financial loss in extreme weather events. Share this:. Despite the growing percentage of people in the United States who rent their homes in recent years, 75 renters still face frighteningly steep odds when faced with eviction. But the racial wealth gap goes much deeper. Since updating flood maps is both time-sensitive and costly, Congress must increase funding for FEMA to ensure that flood maps both reflect the best available science and account for future climate risks. The fact that so many financial products, banks, and other investors were exposed to the mortgage market led to rapidly declining investor confidence.