Posts Tagged ‘affordable housing’

The Impact of Green Affordable Housing

We’ve updated and reposted this 2016 article to further the exchange happening this week for the 100 Great Ideas campaign, in which Atlanta community actors of all kinds are joining together to brainstorm ways to improve the city’s housing equity. Atlanta loses 1,500 affordable homes each year, and housing costs have increased by 48 percent since 2010. Join the conversation and share your ideas on the campaign’s Facebook page from April 8-12.

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Healthy Homes, Healthy Families

Healthy Homes, Healthy Families The EPA estimates that between work, home and school, we spend about 90% of our time indoors.¹ Couple that statistic with studies that show indoor air quality in any one of those places can be significantly worse than outdoor air and can expose people and animals to a spectrum of other…

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Step Up For Atlanta: The Living Transit Fund And A Path To A New Atlanta Way

Atlanta has long struggled to provide sustainable infrastructure and transit options to all residents, businesses and commuters, particularly its most vulnerable communities on the west and south sides of the city. Historically, underinvestment in public transportation has left communities cut off from centers of commerce, employment, entertainment and recreation – essentially requiring reliance on single-occupant…

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The Impact of Green Affordable Housing

Southface’s Alex Trachtenberg and Sarah Hill, along with the Virginia Center for Housing and Research at Virginia Tech, are aiming to upend the notion that green building can’t also be affordable, especially for those who need it most.

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Validating the Impact of Green Affordable Housing

“The most affordable home is one that is affordable to live in and operate.”  These are words we’ve lived by for years at Southface, and finally, we’re working to put statistics behind the anecdotes. Validating the Impact of Green Affordable Housing is a recently funded one-year research project. Our communities and policy teams, along with…

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