Karen materia, a local activist, says her neighbourhood is in dire need of protection from climate change.
She is one of many activists in her area who have been calling on government to take action to prevent the destruction of their homes.
“The problem is the houses are falling down and people are living in them,” she told Al Jazeera.
“If we don’t do something, they will destroy our homes.
This is an area where people can’t live, where there are not enough houses for people to live in.”
The UN’s climate programme says that climate change could cause an increase in extreme weather events by at least 20 per cent by 2060.
A study published last month in the journal Nature Climate Change estimated that if greenhouse gas emissions continued on their current trajectory, by 2070, temperatures could be more than 30 degrees higher than they were in 2010.
In a statement on Thursday, the UN’s Environment Programme said that “the number of days with extreme heat events increased by almost 200 per cent from 2007 to 2020.”
The report also warned that the number of extreme heat and drought events will increase by nearly half a billion in 2060 if greenhouse gases continue on their present trajectory.
A report by the World Meteorological Organization in May said that the planet could experience “extreme and unusual” weather events this century.
It also warned of a possible “crisis of heat and cold” with temperatures soaring by between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius in some parts of the world.
Climate change has also been blamed for a number of other problems in the US, including increased flooding and rising sea levels.
But for Karen, the lack of affordable housing has caused her to turn to activism.
She told Aljazeera that she has had to choose between her home and her career.
“I’m not sure how I can keep my house and my family,” she said.
“And I think it’s more important for me to get back to my activism.”