FORTIFIED for Safer Living®

Battle-tested by Hurricane Ike on the Bolivar Peninsula in Texas in 2008, this code-plus new construction program helps homeowners and home builders create stronger, safer houses from the ground up. From earthquakes and hurricanes to severe winter weather and wildfires, the program’s standards are designed to increase a home’s resistance to whatever natural hazards threaten the area where the house is located.

Learn more about how to obtain a FORTIFIED for Safer Living® designation.

Hurricane Ike decimated the area and all that remains in the Gilchrist, Texas subdivision are 10 FORTIFIED homes.

Fact Sheet

Builder’s Guide

Financial Incentives

State Wind Pool Credits

Building Materials