President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, chaired by Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, developed a strategy to serve as a model for communities across the nation as they rebuild from extreme weather events, HUD said in a press statement.

The new strategy contains 69 policy recommendations that aim to help homeowners stay and repair their homes after severe weather, while also strengthening small businesses and revitalizing local economies.

"This Rebuilding Strategy will protect families, small businesses and communities across the region, and the taxpayers’ investment in them, from the risks posed by sea level rise and more extreme weather events – risks that are made worse by the reality of a changing climate," Donovan added.