RainReady℠ Services

Across the country, RainReady℠ engages with community leaders, public works staff, and residents to create residences and businesses that are secure in the face of severe weather events.

RainReady Home

RainReady Home offers owners practical and affordable improvements to help keep your property dry.

This service is intended for standalone residential buildings. The heart of RainReady home is identifying flood control and sustainable water management solutions for homes, including landscaping, building and plumbing improvements.

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RainReady Community

RainReady Community engages residents in a process to create a community-wide risk assessment and a multi-year plan of action.

This level provides an entire community the full umbrella of RainReady protections and services. The focus here is on developing cost effective strategies to reduce and mitigate the impact of severe rain events on both public and private properties. We will produce a community-wide risk assessment, engage in homeowner outreach to better understand needs and build support, and create a broad-based, multi-year plan of action to improve water management. Solutions may include: landscaping, plumbing and building retrofits; downspout disconnection and drywells, rain gardens, tree planting and bioswales; wetland creation, and stream & creek restoration.

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Program Benefits

RainReady programs help people manage flooding and drought in a time of climate change.  We offer expertise in:

  • ​Tailor-made, award winning services to help reduce urban flood risk
  • Sustainable landscaping design for homes
  • Affordable solutions backed by solid research and analysis
  • Public outreach and education
  • Grant management and program design
  • Training courses and workshops for community organizations and municipal leaders

“The Center for Neighborhood Technology is a leader in promoting and implementing innovative, green solutions across Chicago neighborhoods to capture rain where it falls and prevent flooding of homes, businesses, schools, and open spaces.”

Catherine Carabetta
Senior Program Officer, Prince Charitable Trusts