From heatwaves to wildfires to floods, climate-related disasters are becoming more frequent and more intense. With recovery costs reaching $25 billion in 2023 – hitting lowest income Americans hardest – the need for resilient and sustainable affordable housing has never been greater.
More than twenty years ago, we launched the nation’s only green building program created with and for the affordable housing sector. Since then, we’ve transformed decades of best practices into actionable strategies that communities across the country are using to withstand and recover from natural disasters. We are continuing to lead, spearheading a first-of-its-kind collaboration across the climate and affordable housing sectors to establish a playbook for decarbonization.
Building Resilient Futures
Our Building Resilient Futures team has a comprehensive approach that tackles the root causes of climate change while helping communities respond to the challenges they face today. As the only national nonprofit that does it all – solutions, capital and community development – under one roof, we are uniquely positioned to address all aspects of this challenge from green building to climate risk reduction and equitable decarbonization.
We are also committed to racial equity, considering the legacy of systemic racism in housing and growing racial wealth gap in America with every solution. All of our capital tools, technical assistance, programs and policy solutions prioritize protecting residents while avoiding the perpetuation of our longstanding inequities.