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NHT Hails Bill to Eliminate Loss of Affordable Housing Through Qualified Contracts 10.10.2019

We are thrilled that this week, legislators introduced The Save Affordable Housing Act, a crucial piece of legislation needed to preserve irreplaceable affordable rental housing serving low-income families. Over the past two years, NHT has led the effort to build congressional understanding and support for this critical legislation.

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Clean Power for All Policy Innovation Center Launches 4.7.2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 's Clean Power Plan (CPP) provides the first ever national protections against carbon pollution from existing power plants. The CPP presents a historic opportunity for investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy in affordable housing and low-income communities.

Two Convenings Held on the Health-Energy Efficiency Nexus in Multifamily Housing 4.7.2017

In September, the National Housing Trust worked with its Energy Efficiency for All partners,  The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative, and shared research on how unhealthy indoor air quality in low-income homes can exacerbate asthma and other chronic diseases, leading to missed work, missed school, emergency department visits, and repeat hospitalizations. 

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.