Every Family Deserves a Strong Home
With millions of Americans living in multifamily housing, our nation can’t meaningfully reduce the impact of natural disasters without strengthening its multifamily communities. Fortunately, the FORTIFIED program makes it easy to determine how best to defend them from high wind, hail, hurricanes, and even tornadoes.
Not only is resilient construction good for your tenants, but it’s also good for your bottom line. A New Study by the ACCIR shows the return on investing in FORTIFIED Multifamily™ can be as high as 72 percent.
Build to a Higher Standard
Based on decades of research by IBHS, FORTIFIED is a voluntary construction and re-roofing program designed to strengthen homes, commercial buildings and now, multifamily properties against severe weather. After issuing over 35,000 designations to single-family homeowners, FORTIFIED now offers designations for multifamily communities, empowering developers, owners and property managers to make their properties more resilient.
FORTIFIED Multifamily Helps Decrease Risk While Increasing Value
Increase Revenue: 74% of tenants surveyed would pay an average of 2.17% more to live in resilient building.
Enhance asset desirability by minimizing risk of damage and lost revenue due to storms
Support lease up by offering homes designed to withstand Mother Nature
Provide residents with peace of mind that they will have a home to return to when the storm passes.
FORTIFIED Multifamily includes three levels of resiliency:
Steps to a FORTIFIED Multifamily Designation
Select Your Level of Protection
Review the standard to better understand the upgrades required for each designation level and choose the one that best meets your needs.
Apply for FORTIFIED
Complete the online Project Survey and a member of the FORTIFIED team will contact you with application details.
Work with an Evaluator
Once you negotiate a consulting agreement with the Evaluator, they will complete the necessary reviews and evaluations to verify the construction project complies with the FORTIFIED standard.
Enjoy Reduced Risks
When the next storm hits, you’ll have some peace of mind, knowing you’ve taken the extra steps to protect your property. The lower risks may also help to reduce insurance costs.