Green/Sustainable Housing

Department of Energy

Department of Energy Extends Categorical Eligibility to Include HUD-Assisted Households

The Department of Energy released Weatherization Program Notice 22-5, which expands client eligibility for the program.

General News

The Rising Demand for Healthy Buildings, Examining Investor Viewpoints on Health and Wellness

The Center for Active Design released a new report detailing the growth in demand for healthy buildings. A New Investor Consensus: The Rising Demand for Healthy Buildings summarizes a comprehensive health and wellness study of global real estate investment managers and stakeholders representing an aggregate $5.75 trillion assets under management (AUM) and portfolio investments in real estate totaling approximately $1.03 trillion.

General News

Protecting Vulnerable Communities from Climate Impacts – April 16

Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA) will host a briefing on the challenges and opportunities involved in protecting physically and socially vulnerable communities from the worst impacts of climate change from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET on April 16. Register here.

NH&RA News

NHT Report Update Shows More States Incentivized Energy, Water Efficiency in Nine Percent LIHTC Properties in 2020

The National Housing Trust (NHT) released a 2020 update to its 2017 State Strategies to Increase Energy and Water Efficiency in Low Income Housing Tax Credit Properties, which reviewed hundreds of state Housing Finance Agency (HFA) documents, including QAPs, LIHTC applications, Design and Construction Guidelines and other documents, to identify the ten most prominent strategies in use by HFAs to advance water and energy efficiency.

General News

Sunshine Forever Act Would Extend Federal ITC for Ten Years at 30 Percent

Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) introduced legislation that would extend the renewable energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for ten years at a 30 percent rate.

General News

Robinson Cole’s Jerome Garciano Updates Green Tax Incentive Compendium

Robinson Cole published its updated Green Tax Incentive Compendium. This volume presents federal and state tax incentives promoting the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries.


HUD a Part of New National Climate Task Force

In a new executive order, President Joe Biden established the National Climate Task Force, which aims to facilitate the organization and deployment of a government-wide approach to combat the climate crisis.


New Report on Risk to Affordable Housing from Sea-Level Rise

The National Housing Trust and Climate Central released an analysis evaluating the risk to affordable housing from flooding related to sea-level rise over the next 30 years. The report found, among other items, that the number of affordable rental apartments at risk from coastal flooding and sea-level rise is expected to more than triple during the next three decades.

QAP New Jersey

New Jersey Energy Efficiency Webinar – December 9

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJ HMFA) will hold a webinar on how New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program is providing incentives for multifamily projects and offering enhanced incentives for affordable housing facilities. Enhanced incentives which can be up to double the normal incentive! The webinar will be held on December 9, 2020 […]

QAP Michigan

Michigan Hosts 2020 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria Webinar on Nov. 5

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) will host a webinar from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET on November 5 on Enterprise’s new 2020 Green Communities Criteria.


Illinois Building Electrification: Heat Pumps Can Support Illinois Climate Goals

A new analysis from Elevate Energy and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) shows that improvements in electric heat pump technology and progress in decarbonizing the electricity grid provide an effective pathway to meeting Illinois climate goals.

Member News

POAH named Better Buildings Challenge Goal Achiever

POAH has been named a Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings Challenge Goal Achiever with a 20 percent reduction in energy use portfolio-wide.

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