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www.greencommunitiesonline.org
Our mission is to see that all low-income people in the United States have the opportunity for  fit and affordable  housin...
Why Green Communities Now <ul><ul><li>Run down, unhealthy housing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rising transportation and ene...
Air Pollution and Equity 30% of all emergency room visits are asthma related
Environmental Impacts of Transportation <ul><li>30-40% of total  US energy use </li></ul><ul><li>US has 4% of world popula...
Environmental Impact of Buildings <ul><li>Use 30-40% of total US energy </li></ul><ul><li>60-70% of electricity </li></ul>...
Benefits of Green Communities <ul><ul><ul><li>Healthier homes for individuals, children, and parents </li></ul></ul></ul><...
Indirect (Global) Forest Protection Stemming Climate Change Direct & Indirect Benefit (Regional and Indiv/Org) Direct Bene...
Green Communities Framework <ul><li>Integrated Design Process </li></ul><ul><li>Location and Neighborhood Fabric </li></ul...
National  Partners Natural Resource Defense Council American Institute of Architects  the American Planning Association, B...
Grants Up to $5mm Loans (EHFS) Up to $50mm Equity (ESIC) Up to $500mm Policy and Communications <ul><li>Low Cost Loans </l...
<ul><li>Effecting Industry Change: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Housing Programs and Policies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduc...
<ul><li>Supporting Industry Change: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Place Based Training  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Live Online Eve...
For Projects Seeking to go Green <ul><ul><li>Must commit to Best Effort to Incorporate Green Criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Eligible Loan Properties <ul><ul><li>Rental or for-sale affordable housing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Land, vacant buildin...
Financial Impact of LIHTC Equity <ul><ul><li>$500 million of the $555 million available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6,500 o...
<ul><li>Incentivizing Industry Change: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grants - $5 M   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Green Charrett...
Incentivizing Industry Change:  Year One <ul><li>$179 million in financial support </li></ul><ul><li>$1.9 M in grants awar...
<ul><li>Sharing Industry Change: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lessons Learned </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Profiles  </li><...
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Bill Duncan – Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

  1. 1. www.greencommunitiesonline.org
  2. 2. Our mission is to see that all low-income people in the United States have the opportunity for fit and affordable housing and to move up and out of poverty into the mainstream of American life.
  3. 3. Why Green Communities Now <ul><ul><li>Run down, unhealthy housing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rising transportation and energy costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sprawling, unsustainable development </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Air Pollution and Equity 30% of all emergency room visits are asthma related
  5. 5. Environmental Impacts of Transportation <ul><li>30-40% of total US energy use </li></ul><ul><li>US has 4% of world population and uses 47% of world’s gasoline </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation can be the 2 nd largest expense in a low-income household </li></ul>
  6. 6. Environmental Impact of Buildings <ul><li>Use 30-40% of total US energy </li></ul><ul><li>60-70% of electricity </li></ul><ul><li>35-40% of municipal solid waste </li></ul><ul><li>25-30% of wood and raw materials </li></ul><ul><li>25% of water use </li></ul>
  7. 7. Benefits of Green Communities <ul><ul><ul><li>Healthier homes for individuals, children, and parents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increased income and enhanced </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>opportunities for low-income individuals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>and families </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable, smart development </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Indirect (Global) Forest Protection Stemming Climate Change Direct & Indirect Benefit (Regional and Indiv/Org) Direct Benefit (Individual/Org) Waste Management/ Recycled Materials Stormwater Retention Energy Savings Improved Air Quality Reduced Maintenance
  9. 9. Green Communities Framework <ul><li>Integrated Design Process </li></ul><ul><li>Location and Neighborhood Fabric </li></ul><ul><li>Site </li></ul><ul><li>Water Conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Materials and Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Living Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Operations and Management </li></ul>
  10. 10. National Partners Natural Resource Defense Council American Institute of Architects the American Planning Association, Bank of America Blue Moon Fund BP America Citigroup Foundation Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Global Green USA The Home Depot Foundation J.P. Morgan Chase The Kresge Foundation Merrill Lynch Community Development Company M&T Bank National Center for Healthy Housing Surdna Foundation Tides Foundation Washington Mutual
  11. 11. Grants Up to $5mm Loans (EHFS) Up to $50mm Equity (ESIC) Up to $500mm Policy and Communications <ul><li>Low Cost Loans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Predevelopment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Site Acquisition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Competitively Priced Equity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Construction / Rehab </li></ul></ul>Advocacy Research, Evaluation Publications, Symposia Project Planning Technical Assistance, Training Green Building Features Community Developers and Home Builders Increased Use of Green Practices Lower Costs to Go Green Competitive Advantages Healthier Environments Lower Life Cycle Costs Better Opportunities Policy Makers, Funders Opinion Leaders New Coalitions New Ways of Thinking New Sources of Support 8,500 Green Homes Rental, For Sale, Community Facilities
  12. 12. <ul><li>Effecting Industry Change: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Housing Programs and Policies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introducing Green Communities Criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RFQ/RFPs and NOFAs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LIHTC Qualified Allocation Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Greener Plan for Affordable Housing </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Supporting Industry Change: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Place Based Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Live Online Events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Assistance Hotline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>404-391-5857 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. For Projects Seeking to go Green <ul><ul><li>Must commit to Best Effort to Incorporate Green Criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must Identify a Qualified “Green” Facilitator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must Show a Plan and Budget For Use of Funds </li></ul></ul>Up to $5,000 Details on www.greencommunitiesonline.org Green Communities Charette Grants
  15. 15. Eligible Loan Properties <ul><ul><li>Rental or for-sale affordable housing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Land, vacant buildings, and/or occupied property </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New construction or rehab </li></ul></ul>Eligible Loan Uses - $50M over 5years <ul><ul><li>Predevelopment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquisition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul></ul>Green Communities Loans
  16. 16. Financial Impact of LIHTC Equity <ul><ul><li>$500 million of the $555 million available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6,500 of the 8,500 homes </li></ul></ul>Raise the Bar for LIHTC Market <ul><ul><li>Corporate Investor “Goodwill” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prioritize Green </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Package Financial Incentives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aggressively priced equity </li></ul></ul>Help Cover the Cost of Green Green Communities Tax Credit Equity
  17. 17. <ul><li>Incentivizing Industry Change: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grants - $5 M </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Green Charrettes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability Training </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Predevelopment and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loans - $50 M </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Zero Percent Pre-development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5.5% Site Acquisition and Construction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LIHTC Equity </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Incentivizing Industry Change: Year One <ul><li>$179 million in financial support </li></ul><ul><li>$1.9 M in grants awarded </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$13 M in loans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$160 M in tax credit equity invested </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4,300 green affordable homes </li></ul><ul><li>23 States plus DC </li></ul><ul><li>37 national, state and local partners </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Sharing Industry Change: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lessons Learned </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Profiles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Costs and Benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.greencommunitiesonline.org </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. www.greencommunitiesonline.org

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