NHT’s Federal Policy Director, Ellen Lurie Hoffman, provided incredibly compelling testimony on Capitol Hill to the T-HUD House Subcommittee earlier this month, outlining the importance of affordable housing across the nation.
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.
Our talented Where Will We Live team has collected more than 60 resident stories from properties in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, transforming these rich stories into compelling videos and fact sheets which will be shared with Congress and the media.