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  • Minnesota Green Communities A collaboration of the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund, the Family Housing Fund, and Enterprise
  • Green Communities Initiative • A $555 million commitment by Enterprise • 8,500 sustainable, affordable homes throughout the United States • Make environmentally friendly building more mainstream among community-based developers
  • Minnesota Green Communities • Family Housing Fund • Greater Minnesota Housing Fund • Enterprise • Other regional partners on Advisory Committee
  • Minnesota Green Communities Principles • Affordable housing • Healthy homes and living environments • Energy conservation • Sustainable land use planning
  • Why is “Green” important for “Affordable” homes?  Healthier homes for parents and children.  Increased income and enhanced opportunities for low-income families.
  • Green Communities Criteria 1. Integrated Design Process 2. Location and Neighborhood Fabric 3. Site Improvements/Protection 4. Water Conservation 5. Energy Conservation 6. Materials and Resources 7. Healthy Living Environment 8. Operations and Maintenance
  • MN Green Communities Demonstration Project New San Marco, Duluth 70 unit Permanent Supportive Housing
  • MN Green Communities 2005 Demonstration Project Ripley Gardens Green Demonstration Project Minneapolis, Minn.
  • MN Green Communities 2005 Demonstration Project Wellstone Apartments Green Demonstration Project Minneapolis, Minn. Improved design will save $40,000/year on utilities. -Center for Energy and Environment and Weidt Group
  • MN Green Communities 2005 Demonstration Project Viking Terrace Preservation Green Demonstration Project Worthington, Minn.
  • Accomplishments In first two years: • 497 homes occupied, 908 being built, 1,645 in planning • Minnesota Housing sustainability policy • Training and education
  • What's Next? • Rehabilitation Policy • Weatherizing Foreclosed Homes • More Training/TA