Energy and water efficiency upgrades deliver financial, health, comfort, education, and social resiliency benefits to residents. SAHF's new Driving toward the Greater Good white paper and Resident Benefits Indicator tool explores the relationship between different building upgrades and residents and how to conscientiously incorporate resident benefits in retrofit decision making.
Over the past two years, Mercy Housing’s ongoing retrofit work in California is a testament to the incredible value that affordable housing providers can realize for their operations and residents by tapping into their local energy efficiency programs and innovative financing.
The Community Builders' Hillcrest Residences, a certified passive house wins 2018 AHF Readers' Choice Award for energy efficiency standards and green building principles that create an environment where residents can thrive
Urban Institute’s recently released report, Emerging Strategies for Integrating Health and Housing presents six case studies that provide solid evidence and real world examples of the promising successes of cross-sector collaboration to improve the health of vulnerable populations. As pioneers in of health and housing partnerships, Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF) and its members understand the importance of the evidence and lessons shared in this report to expanding collaboration. As momentum grows in this space, we are encouraged by this burgeoning evidence that supports the tenacity of our members in using housing as a platform to improve health outcomes.
Our Nation’s infrastructure is more than just roads and bridges, it is also the networks and systems that deliver energy and water to homes and businesses across the country. These networks are aging and burdened by modern demands. The right investments in our energy and water infrastructure and in retrofitting buildings themselves can drive down costs and create jobs while producing a healthier living environment.
Written by Andrea Ponsor, SAHF's EVP for Policy and Ellen Lurie Hoffman, Director of Federal Policy National Housing Trust.