BlueGreen Alliance Provides Comments on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Green and Resilient Retrofit Program
We are excited to offer our comments on the HUD Green and Resilient Retrofit Program, which is a unique opportunity for holistic building retrofits to address energy and water efficiency, health and climate resilience and to benefit disadvantaged communities with improved affordable housing and through quality job creation.
In particular, this program is an opportunity to support implementation of BGA’s Priority #1 in our 2022 Solidarity for Racial Equity platform: “Fund Holistic Upgrades for Schools and Housing for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and Other Disadvantaged Communities to Create Efficient, Healthy, Accessible, and Climate Resilient Buildings.”
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See our comments.