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Strategic Growth Council Approves $402 Million in Round 4 AHSC Awards

On June 21, the Strategic Growth Council approved awards totaling $402 million to 25 Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program developments throughout California. Enterprise is a statewide technical assistance provider and worked with 20 of the 25 successful applications.
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Combating Climate Change with Resilient Energy Solutions

At Enterprise, we are addressing the rising occurrence of disasters by promoting climate-resilient communities across the country. We're exploring the inclusion of a Net Zero Energy (NZE) target — one in which the total amount of energy used in a building is equal to the amount of renewable energy the building produces generally through solar or geothermal — in the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria for buildings certified under the Criteria starting in 2020.
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Building Safer and Stronger Communities in the District: The Multifamily Resilience Assessment Tool

Enterprise has partnered with New Ecology, Inc., the National Housing Trust (NHT) and Clean Energy Group (CEG) to design and pilot the nation’s first multi-family housing Resilience and Solar Assessment Tool for affordable housing.
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Inaugural Solarthon Benefits Affordable Homes in Maryland

Sun Crest Heights received a complete makeover via the inaugural Solarthon, a solar installation block party and fundraiser. Enterprise Community Loan Fund provided a $4.1 million loan to preserve the affordability of Sun Crest’s 44 homes. The loan was part of Our Region, Your Investment, a local impact investing initiative.
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Field Notes: Innovative Collaboration: New School and The Healthy Building Network

Over the past six months, First Community Housing has been participating as a case study subject for The Healthy Affordable Materials Project. This is the first initiative of the newly formed Healthy Materials Lab. The Project aims to improve the lives of residents living in affordable housing by dramatically reducing the use of toxins in the building product supply chain. Reducing the use of toxic chemicals in the home, on construction sites and in the emissions from manufacturing facilities directly contributes to creating healthy and resilient communities.
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Field Notes: Rethinking Clean Power in Urban Neighborhoods

Energy production in Ohio generates the fourth highest carbon footprint in the country. The industrial past of the region weighs heavily on the economic prosperity and environmental health of many rustbelt cities. As a result, the legacy of the Midwest can be overshadowed by a prolonged history of population decline, a deflated job market, and disinvestment from the urban cores.
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