It is critically important that everyone who works to provide access to or protect resources for affordable housing takes time to comment to HUD on the ANPR, to prevent a lapse in fair housing protections or a retreat to subjective decisions about the use of federal resources.
As we fly toward the fall season, EEFA will continue to promote the benefits of home weatherization and the crucial place that the U.S. Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) plays in ensuring that affordable homes are well-maintained, comfortable, and safe for families struggling to meet their basic needs on a limited income.
Robust evidence demonstrates that interventions such as weatherization and other energy-efficiency upgrades, particularly in poor quality housing, can significantly improve residents’ health by reducing thermal stress, asthma symptoms, and energy costs.
This month, a partnership between the NHT-Enterprise and Urban Ingenuity (UI), known as NHT Ingenuity Power (NHT-IP), closed financing on a $6.6 million renewable energy project for the installation of 24 solar systems on affordable housing communities across Washington D.C.
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