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FORTIFIED Home™ is designed to help strengthen new and existing homes through retrofit techniques that will ward off damage from specific natural hazards.

Resilience STAR™


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has created a new program called Resilience STAR™ to build and retrofit single-family homes in hurricane-prone communities to make them more disaster-resistant.

FORTIFIED for Safer Living®


The FORTIFIED for Safer Living® program’s standards are designed to increase a new home’s resistance to whatever natural hazards threaten the area where the house is located.

FORTIFIED for Safer Business™


FORTIFIED for Safer Business is a code-plus new construction program that offers a package of improvements that greatly increase a new commercial building’s durability and resilience to natural and manmade hazards.



IBHS’ FORTIFIED COMMERCIAL standards address specific natural hazard risks, and provides recommendations for reducing damage particular to that risk. FORTIFIED COMMERCIAL employs an incremental approach toward making new and existing COMMERCIAL buildings more resistant to damage from severe weather. With three levels of FORTIFIED COMMERCIAL designation available – Bronze, Silver and Gold – builders can work with owners to choose a desired level of protection that best suits their budgets and resilience goals.