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 …
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
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 …
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.
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.
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 »