As a nation, we are facing crisis after crisis. More than 200,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus—a number that grows steadily each day. Tens of millions of people have lost jobs, and many businesses are shutting their doors. At the same time, recent incidents of police brutality against Black and Brown individuals have put a needed spotlight on the systemic racism that has plagued our society for too long.
SAHF and its members understand that a stable home can support both physical and mental health. From indoor air quality to the ability to control your own home environment and life choices, where you live can be a pillar or a barrier to well-being.
SAHF reflects on how housing owners, managers, and resident service providers can frame difficult conversations with residents about paying rent in ways that support resident well-being in a time of economic crisis.
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