I’m Faith Graham the new managing director of Network for Energy, Water and Health in Affordable Buildings (NEWHAB). I am extremely excited to join you in your efforts to increase energy efficiency investments in affordable multifamily housing. I come to this work with a background in real estate finance and efficiency implementation in affordable multifamily properties. I also come with deep passion. Environmental health and social justice are inextricably linked and I believe together we can make real progress on both. Through our diverse perspectives and shared focus we can create a new reality where investing in the efficiency of affordable housing stock is common practice and undeniably smart - financially, politically and socially.
I have only been on the job for a few weeks but already I have been showered with enthusiasm and ideas on ways to increase connectivity between NEWHAB and the EEFA state coalitions for greater leverage and deeper impact. I welcome your input. Please keep it coming. NEWHAB is a platform for you to develop and deepen advantageous relationships, share best practices, and align for collective action. Be on the look-out for additional opportunities to connect in the coming months, including regional in person meet-ups, new challenge groups and enhanced communication resources.
How can NEWHAB be a valuable tool for you? If you are in New Orleans at the Annual EEFA/NEWHAB Convening- or even if not- introduce yourself and let me know how I can be of service. I look forward to creating the future with you.