We’re proud to support the integration of climate action and affordable housing every day. It takes systemic change and individual actions to slow the speed of climate change and ensure that good homes are in reach. We’re grateful to everyone helping shift the affordable housing sector to one that’s benefiting people in part by improving the condition of the Earth. Healthy, efficient, environmentally responsible homes are an essential component of racial equity and environmental and economic justice.
In honor of Earth Day today, we’re recognizing two Enterprise Green Communities TA Providers and two active affordable housing developers that are BIPOC-led. We’re also lifting up green building strategies designed to reduce emissions.
The Mutual Housing Association of New York (MHANY) Management, Inc. is a community organization based in Brooklyn. MHANY Inc. has a mission to increase affordable housing options, work with current building residents to improve community conditions, and help people get the resources needed to purchase their own home. They have certified three projects with Enterprise Green Communities.
By partnering with a technical assistance provider like Bright Power, MHANY’s buildings have successfully implemented and modeled energy efficiency measures and other green building features. These green building features not only save residents money through energy and water efficiency; they protect resident health by using healthier building materials and by promoting resident recreational activity through building design.
Read the full article on Enterprise’s website.