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Looking Ahead to 2019 1.15.2019

We are still analyzing the 2018 midterm election results, but one thing is clear: Change is coming to Washington and the face of Congress will look different than ever before.

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No Rooftop? No Sun? No Problem: The Promise of Community Solar 4.7.2017

In the first quarter of 2016, solar made up approximately 2/3 of the new electric generating capacity installed in the US. Despite the US Solar Power Industry growing at snail's pace throughout the past several decades, solar power installation is now booming and the industry is maturing.

Voter Registration is Fundamental to Organizing 4.7.2017

The National Housing Trust-Enterprise (NHT-E), in partnership with the League of Women Voters, launched a national non-partisan voter registration campaign to engage residents across its portfolio.  The campaign involved mailings, automated phone calls, and onsite voter registration to encourage residents to vote in the upcoming 2016 election. Nearly 2,500 residents age 17 and above received at a minimum, six "contacts" in the form of mail, automated phone calls, and home visits to encourage registration.

The NHT Preservation Model: Innovative, Complex and Replicable 4.7.2017

Preserving and improving affordable housing in areas with easy access to jobs, good schools and healthy spaces is crucial to building healthy communities. 

Sustainable and Affordable: Stormwater Management at Galen Terrace Apartments 9.23.2016

Have you seen NHT's latest video? Galen Terrace Apartments in Washington D.C. showcases how housing can be affordable while also helping to improve the health of the city's Anacostia River.

5 Best Practices for Tenants Looking to Enact TOPA Rights 9.7.2016

How often do you hear tenant stories about building owners selling their property, forcing the families living there to unexpectedly vacate? It's an all too frequent reality for renters, especially those who reside within multifamily affordable housing buildings. But renters may have recourse, especially in Washington, D.C. where tenants' rights are protected under the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA).