NH&RA’s Council for Energy Friendly Affordable Housing is pleased to report that several key provisions from its ‘green’ legislative agenda have been incorporated into HR1: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Key provisions include:
- $250 million for energy efficiency housing retrofits in HUD Assisted Housing.
- $6.3 billion for local government energy efficiency block grants
- $2.25 billion for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program to help local communities build and rehabilitate low-income housing using green technologies.
- $4 billion for the Public Housing Capital Fund, which is dedicated in part to improving the energy efficiency of public housing and mixed-finance projects.