Energy efficiency can help make housing affordable
Many U., S. cities are in dire need of affordable housing and what is available often needs repair. But making buildings more energy efficient can help. Chaining out the window skulking resupply installation and route the building changing out the back system That Khalil Shaheed, a senior policy advocate with the natural resources defense council he says, making efficiency improvements can lower utility bills for renters, and if the utilities are paid by a landlord that can help them avoid raising the rent. But. Many building owners lacked the upfront cash required to invest in energy efficiency improvements. So she heat says it's important to have utility and government programs to help cover the costs and he says those programs should be paired with agreements that prevent apartment building owners from flipping the upgraded units to a higher market rate. If we can't support those owners that provide affordable housing to low income families in multifamily units where taking a huge step at a huge burden off of those building owners and allowing those buildings to stay and to maintain affordability. And at the same time providing residents with safer and more comfortable homes.