Just as in many states, affordable housing is critical for low-income Minnesota residents. Although there are various affordable multifamily housing units in Minnesota, many are in need of repair and aren’t very energy efficient, resulting in high utility bills.
Today, 48 organizations, including 20 affordable housing organizations, signed a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to underscore the importance and their continued support of EmPOWER Maryland, the primary policy driver of utility-sponsored energy efficiency programs.
In this age of hyper-partisanship, it's great to see a Republican governor's administration work with his state's Democratic legislature to enact climate change legislation that will benefit citizens across their state.
As affordable housers, we're always looking for new resources to improve affordable housing and the quality of life for our residents. Last August, the Environmental Protection Agency provided us with an unlikely potential source, the Clean Power Plan (CPP).