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We bring you highlights of how community members learn to become seismically resilient, by protecting and strengthening their neighborhoods, one house at a time. ​

How Paige Oliver learned first-hand about the importance of seismic retrofitting

Rather than wait around for the next major earthquake to strike, thousands of Californians, who own seismically vulnerable older homes, are taking corrective action to help make their homes more resistant to the strong shaking that comes with major quakes. One of those Golden State homeowners, Paige Oliver of Burbank, passionately shares her own personal, retrofitting story and implores other owners of similar homes to place earthquake retrofitting at the top of their list of New Year’s resolutions.

December 22, 2022

Busy Period for EBB Team as More California Homes Get a Boost Against Earthquake Damage

It has been an active and record-breaking season for the Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program, with a greater number of Californians registered to participate for a chance to receive a grant to retrofit their houses.

April 21, 2022

Earthquake Simulator Demonstrates Huge Magnitude 7.1 Quake

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) rolled into cities across the Golden State with an earthquake simulator to help share an important message – learn how to stay safe during an earthquake.

April 12, 2022

New Supplementary Retrofit Grants Coming Soon to Underserved Neighborhoods

Starting this fall, EBB plans to offer new supplementary grants to low-income homeowners to help pay for the entire cost of strengthening their older house in California. These grants will be available to residents living in underserved neighborhoods.

September 15, 2021

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