Green Energy

HUD, New York State Tour Unique Sustainable Senior Housing Complex in Yonkers


From the Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Yonkers' press release:

 Officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the NYS Office of Housing and Community Renewal were among those who toured a unique senior housing complex in Southwest Yonkers that is being built by the Yonkers Housing Authority and the non-profit Mulford Corporation.

How Miami-Dade County is protecting public housing residents from dangerous heat waves


From Yale Climate Connections:

The federal government requires all public housing to be heated to keep residents warm, but it does not require cooling. So during heat waves, people may be at risk of heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses, especially as the climate warms.

So Miami-Dade County has taken action on its own.

Opportunity Home San Antonio Receives EPA Funding to Close Solar Equity Gap


From Opportunity Home San Antonio's press release:

Opportunity Home San Antonio will be a sub-recipient of a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to bridge the solar equity gap and work toward achieving net-zero energy across its properties. The organization is a member of the Texas Solar for All Coalition, which was awarded $249.7 million as part of the EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. 

Vancouver, WA Gets Million-dollar Grant for Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Affordable Housing


From KATU 2 Vancouver:

The City of Vancouver was awarded a million-dollar grant for affordable housing upgrades this week.

According to the city, the grant is from the Washington State Department of Commerce for energy efficiency upgrades in affordable housing.

The grant will be used to focus on high-efficiency appliance upgrades, siding repair, window replacement for increased insulation, air sealing and heat pump installations.

WA Governor Jay Inslee, Seattle HA Celebrate $156 Million in Solar for All Funds for State Solar Energy Projects in Low-Income Communities


From the Seattle Times:

Washington state will receive more than $156 million to launch programs to provide rooftop solar and other forms of solar energy to people with lower incomes and on the front lines of climate change.

The Environmental Protection Agency announced a total of $7 billion in grants Monday from the agency’s Solar for All grant competition. The program is funded by the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act.

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