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MyStrongHome profiled in the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s “Evidence Matters”

Retrofits Improve Affordability and Resilience For homeowners living in areas prone to wind and storm surges, retrofits using resilient building materials can mitigate the risk of property damage and reduce insurance premiums. The upfront costs of performing retrofits, however — along …

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Homeowners in Alabama, Louisiana and South Carolina Now Have an Affordable, Integrated Way to Strengthen Their Homes Against Hurricane Damage

MyStrongHome Launches Innovative Business to Use Reduced Insurance Premiums to Pay for New Fortified Roofs  New York, NY, May 30, 2017 (Newswire.com) –MyStrongHome, a first-of-its-kind benefit corporation that provides construction, financing and insurance services to homeowners in hurricane-prone areas of …

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Calvert Foundation Announces $8 Million Investment in MyStrongHome

  Joins MacArthur Foundation, MetLife, Pi Investments, Libra Foundation to Provide Innovative Financing for Community Resiliency Enterprise Bethesda, MD, May 30, 2017 (Newswire.com) – ​Calvert Foundation today announced the closing of an $8 million financing round for MyStrongHome, a first-of-its-kind …

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MyStrongHome selected as part of 2017 FinTech US class by Village Capital and PayPal

Expanding Our Global Collaboration with PayPal In 2017–18, we’ll continue our work with PayPal, running FinTech investment-readiness programs in the US, Latin America, India and for the first time — sub-Saharan Africa For the past three years, we’ve collaborated with PayPal to support …

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The Post-Courier of Charleston, South Carolina: Can insurance discounts pay for new roofs in South Carolina coastal areas?

May 8, 2017 The Charleston Post and Courier By David Slade What homeowner wouldn’t want a free roof replacement, right? I’ve written hundreds of personal finance columns, and the largest response I’ve seen was to columns about South Carolina’s Safe …

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Reuters: Staying Safe from Disasters Pays…

March 13, 2017 Reuters By Megan Rowling NEW ORLEANS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – After Hurricane Sandy battered New York in 2012, American entrepreneur Ramsey Green and his partners came up with an innovative way to protect houses from extreme weather …

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Next City: Instead of Selling “Resilience,” Try Offering Homeowners a New Roof

November 13, 2015 Featured on Next City BY: Jen Kinney As a native of Mobile, Alabama, Jerryln London has lived through her share of hurricanes, including some memorable ones: Camille in ’65, Frederick in ’79 and Katrina in ’05. “I …

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The New Orleans Advocate: Program Reinforces Older Houses to Withstand Weather and Cut Insurance Costs

August 21, 2015 Featured on The New Orleans Advocate BY: R. Stephanie Bruno When Stephanie Martin found out she had been chosen for a pilot project by My Strong Home, she could hardly believe her good fortune. “I got a new …

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WGNO TV New Orleans: Louisiana program helps protect houses better against hurricanes and storm damage while lowering insurance premiums

July 26, 2015 Featured on WGNO BY: Stephen Marlbrough Anne Cutler talks to Ramsey Green about the start-up endeavor to mitigate houses against hurricane and storm damage that could revolutionize storm preparedness for thousands of local residents by financing home …

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The Myrtle Beach Sun News: New program aims to help owners make houses stronger against hurricanes

  June 26, 2015 Featured on Myrtle Beach Online BY: Angela Nicholas A pilot program funded with seed money from the Rockefeller Foundation and Prudential Financial is strengthening 30 homes in three states, including 10 in Horry County, against hurricane …

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