In Iowa, Tom Steyer releases affordable housing, 'climate-smart' communities planDemocratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer rolled out a four-point affordable housing plan Monday outlining his ideas to bolster America’s affordable housing supply, fight homelessness, build family wealth and develop “climate-smart” communities.
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Affordable Housing Plan[Included in plan:] As the climate crisis threatens our communities, the buildings and neighborhoods where we live will play an incredibly important role in helping the U.S. meet our climate goals. It is imperative that we invest in climate-smart communities, zero-carbon buildings, transit-oriented development, and resilient structures. A Steyer Administration will work non-stop to ensure … Continue reading "https://www.tomsteyer.com/affordable-housing/"
Climate tweets on SteyerI asked @TomSteyer about his plans to make climate change, environmental justice and affordable housing a key component of his administration. Steyer is also pushing other Democrats to make #climatechange a priority. #DemDebate @Newsy https://t.co/2Hyu8yewtg
Climate tweets on SteyerClimate policy will have to inform every policy if we’re going to solve this crisis. “How we build units, where people live has a dramatic impact on climate and on sustainability,” notes @TomSteyer. #DemDebate https://t.co/bOZdybfrtd
Protecting and Empowering Renters[Included in plan:] As we modernize our public housing units, we will build livable communities starting with a new Green Public Housing program that will create millions of jobs and provide climate smart housing. Because of the massive maintenance backlog in America’s public housing, and because the federal government hasn’t funded new public housing construction … Continue reading "https://medium.com/@teamwarren/protecting-and-empowering-renters-9b880d210326"
Redlining often pushed people of color into neighborhoods that were vulnerable to climate change or faced more pollution risks. When we fight for environmental justice, we’re also fighting for economic justice. https://t.co/P0qgVbzHKc
Why Elizabeth Warren Just Mentioned Redlining at a Climate ForumAt the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice Friday night, Senator Elizabeth Warren didn’t shy away from how the environment is directly related to other issues that people of color in the U.S. face—like housing. During her time on stage, she called out the legacy of segregation and slavery in the U.S.
Senator Klobuchar’s Housing Plan[Included in plan:] Promote climate change mitigation and resilience. Residential buildings are a significant source of carbon emissions. Senator Klobuchar will ensure that all federal housing programs implement strong standards to reduce carbon emissions and she will invest in retrofitting so existing housing is more energy efficient.
Agreed! I have incorporated climate goals throughout my People First agenda to ensure our ambitions match the urgency of this issue. Thank you @sunrisemvmt for your leadership on this issue. https://t.co/AHIpzVnvDh
Thank you @LCVoters for your relentless advocacy in fighting for a green future. I am proud to put forward a housing platform that lives up to our climate goals. https://t.co/dDyjtLAgYd
Castro tweetsToday I released part two of my People First Housing platform, which focuses on ensuring fairness in housing and aligning our housing policies with our climate goals. Check out my interview with @VelshiRuhle on my new plan. https://t.co/m8mORxt2Y5
Julián Castro pledges $200B green infrastructure fund in housing proposalWhite House hopeful Julián Castro on Tuesday released the second portion of his “People First Housing” plan, with a focus on environmentally sustainable housing that includes a $200 billion infrastructure account.
Castro on aligning housing policy with climate goalsWatch 2020 contender Julián Castro join join Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle with his new housing plan and his plan to deal with immigration as President Trump threatens mass arrests of undocumented immigrants.
People First Housing Plan[Included in plan:] Aligning Housing and Community Planning Policy with Climate Goals The climate-driven natural disasters of this era demand a proactive plan for our nation’s infrastructure and zoning, as well as a defensive plan to rebuild following damaging storms. Continued »
Despite our progress, many Americans are still denied housing because of their race, gender, sex, age, or disability. Today I’m releasing my plan to end housing discrimination, reduce gentrification & segregation, and enact climate-friendly housing policy. https://t.co/rhyz3d5pv5