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Five months since the deadly wildfires in Lahaina, Hawaii, providing housing for displaced residents continues to be the biggest challenge facing the community’s rebuilding efforts. After the Fire CEO Jennifer Gray Thompson...

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All Things Considered

NPR's Pien Huang speaks to Jennifer Gray Thompson, founder and CEO of After the Fire USA, about what to expect from long-term recovery after a wildfire.

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AP news article

Kim Cuevas-Reyes, a 38-year-old cellphone store owner, snuck into Lahaina last Friday to see the remnants of her home with her own eyes. She took backroads and walked. What she saw stunned her.

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NBC News Now: Nov 24, 2023. Dasha Burns

Earlier this month, Hawaii Governor Josh Green announced a new recovery fund that would set aside over $150 million dollars for the victims of the Maui fires.

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Washington Post gentrification by wildfire

Climate change and its most extreme consequences are pushing up the price of homes throughout much of the American West, as...

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2 years post Dixie Fire

Climate change and its most extreme consequences are pushing up the price of homes throughout much of the American West, as...

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Sonoma Group Forged in Tubbs Fire Helping Other Wildfire Victims Cope

Amid the crumpled, twisted remains of the Plumas County town of Greenville, few people stirred, other than the constant ...

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Mike Thompson article

Rep. Mike Thompson from California’s 4th District announced Friday morning that Jennifer Gray Thompson, founder and CEO of After the Fire...

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Jennifer Gray Thompson

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Local Perspectives on Federal Wildfire Assistance

March 8, 2024

In August, Hawai’i experienced one of the deadliest wildfires in American history, with at least 100 deaths and thousands of buildings destroyed or damaged. Unfortunately, this disaster is part of larger trend of wildfire destruction that extends to much of the mainland U.S. Over the past 30 years, wildfires have resulted in more than $100 billion in…

Sonoma Group Forged in Tubbs Fire Helping Other Wildfire Victims Cope

March 8, 2024

Amid the crumpled, twisted remains of the Plumas County town of Greenville, few people stirred, other than the constant caravans of disaster response teams driving through what had until recently been a picturesque Gold Rush town. Against the sprawling devastation, Jennifer Gray Thompson stood out, calmly snapping photos of a scene that seemed startling, yet…

The Fire Within: Jennifer Gray Thompson Has a Passion for Community Recovery

March 8, 2024

You might say that Jennifer Gray Thompson, a Sonoma resident helping communities rebuild after life-changing wildfires and megafires, was destined for this line of work. But with her mission rooted in community disaster, she continues to suffer an inherent degree of unease. “I still get afraid, and I’ve learned to live with a certain degree…

Dealing with Future Wildfires: New North Bay Organizations Helping to Prepare

March 8, 2024

Rincon Valley firefighters rest in the archway and against the fireplace of a home on Wikiup Drive in Santa Rosa after the Tubbs firestorm swept through Oct. 8 and 9. These firefighters were first on the scene and had been on the job for four days when these photos were taken Oct. 12. ON OCTOBER…

CA wildfire survivors lobby on Capitol Hill for tax-free PG&E settlement payments

March 8, 2024

Stream local breaking news and original programming, live 24/7, from ABC7 Bay Area. SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — A group of California wildfire survivors and delegates lobbied at Capitol Hill this week to pass a bill that would make PG&E Fire Victim settlement payments federally tax-free. Right now, those payments are considered income by the federal government.…

Sonoma Valley Leaders launching effort to ensure all residents are Food Secure during COVID-19 pandemic

March 8, 2024

Leaders in Sonoma Valley have joined together to launch a broad-based coalition to ensure all Sonoma Valley residents are food secure during the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place order. The goal of the new Sonoma Valley Food Security Task Force is to bring together Valley leaders to work collaboratively to mitigate the challenges faced by our…