Coalition Promises $4 Billion to Green Affordable Housing

A collection of non-profits working with HUD is promising to spend $4 billion on updating affordable housing across the country to be more sustainable.
October 27, 2009, 11am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Katherine Wroth at Grist writes, "The actual $4 billion will be split, with $2.5 billion going toward the construction or retrofit of 75,000 units across the country, and $1.5 billion going toward research and systems reform work. Through its work with state and local governments, Enterprise Green Communities hopes to have an eco-influence on hundreds of thousands more units, and leverage lots of dough. If that's not enough, its leaders are calling for the country's entire affordable housing stock-around 30 million households-to be green by 2020."

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Published on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 in Grist
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