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Thursday, October 8 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Financing Decarbonized Affordable Housing

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Energy costs are an unpredictable and unequal burden on household budgets. Fluctuating energy costs can compound environmental and economic disasters and lead to exposures to dangerous conditions and increasing rates of homelessness. Zero energy housing builds resiliency into low-income communities by providing a clean, long-term source of renewable energy. Though residents living in housing solely reliant on renewables for energy benefit from not having energy bills, how do developers manage the upfront costs of installation? Affordable housing is often built by cash-strapped non-profit or mission-oriented for-profit organizations with competing priorities. This session will provide two solutions for financing zero energy affordable housing and one case study of an affordable housing developer building their first zero energy multi-family building, while also fulfilling other goals around public health and poverty alleviation.

This session has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

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Susan Puri

Manger, Affordable Housing, International Living Future Institute
As Affordable Housing Manager, Susan helps affordable housing projects achieve Living Building Certification through the Institute’s pilot program. She also helps develop resources and educational materials. Originally from the Atlanta area, Susan attended Georgia Tech where she... Read More →

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Molly Simpson

Manager, Fannie Mae Multifamily Green and Healthy Housing Financing Business, Fannie Mae
Molly Simpson is a Manager for the Fannie Mae Multifamily Green and Healthy Housing FinancingBusiness for Fannie Mae. In this capacity, she focuses on developing and implementing financingproducts that increase the sustainability of the country's multifamily housing stock.Prior to... Read More →
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Alison Toffic

Project Coordinator, UPholdings
Alison Toffic is a project coordinator for UPholdings, a comprehensive realestate firm that is dedicated to creating, operating, and sustaining quality affordablehousing in communities throughout the United States.Alison oversees the property design and construction phases that bring... Read More →
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Sierra Latham

Director, Moving Forward, Energy Systems Network
Sierra Latham is the director of the Moving Forward program with Energy Systems Network in Indianapolis. Moving Forward challenges participating affordable housing developers throughout Indiana to incorporate energy efficient design and transportation solutions into their properties... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT