Incorporating Resiliency into D.C. Affordable Housing: A Strategy Map

Enterprise Community Partners, National Housing Trust, and New Ecology
Created: 4/27/2020 -

Abstract

As an affordable housing stakeholder, use this map to increase the likelihood that your redevelopment projects consider resilience. With the key below, identify stages of a typical redevelopment process when resiliency assessments, and resiliency related retrofits, are recommended, so that you can plan these into your own project cycles. The map focuses heavily on preservation and redevelopment but can also be applied to new construction.

This map was created through the DC Department of Energy & Environment's work on Climate Adaptation and Preparedness.

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Organization(s)

Enterprise Community Partners is an organization in the United States that delivers the capital, develops the programs, and advocates for the policies needed to create and preserve well-designed homes that people can afford in inclusive and connected communities. 

Enterprise's vision is that one day, every person will have an affordable home in a vibrant community, filled with promise and the opportunity for a good life. Their mission is to create opportunity for low- and moderate- income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities. 

The National Housing Trust is the nation’s leading expert in preserving, improving and maintaining affordable housing – ensuring that privately owned rental housing remains in our affordable housing stock and is sustainable over time. Using the tools of real estate development, rehabilitation, finance, policy advocacy in conjunction with sustainable practices, the Trust is responsible for saving more than 36,000 affordable homes in all 50 states, leveraging more than $1.2 billion in financing.

New Ecology’s work is to bring the benefits of sustainable development to the community level, with a concerted emphasis on underserved populations.  A mission-driven non profit, we seek to address global environmental and equity issues by making the built environment more efficient, healthy, durable, and resilient.  We are nationally recognized for our work on affordable and multifamily housing, community and government buildings, educational facilities, renewable energy and local infrastructure and for the positive effect we have on the people who live and work in these places.

Keywords

Adaptation Phase
Planning
Scale
Community / Local
Sector Addressed
Climate Justice
Culture/communities
Development (socioeconomic)
Land Use Planning
Policy
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Governance and Policy
Develop / implement adaptation plans
Sociopolitical Setting
Urban
Region
Coasts
North America
United States