27 Dec '17, 10pm

Healthier Affordable Housing Thanks to Fitwel and Fannie Mae

Affordable housing developers have a new reason to prioritize health and safety: it can save them money. The new program Healthy Housing Rewards , from lender Fannie Mae, provides loan recipients with a reduced interest rate when projects achieve certification through the health-promoting program Fitwel (see Fitwel: Science That Works ). Fannie Mae is a private–public partnership backed by Congress. Most residents in affordable rental housing tend to stay longer than those in market rate. Bob Simpson, vice president of affordable and green financing at Fannie Mae, said the program with Fitwel is a chance to make a difference for these households. “It’s very much their home,” said Simpson. “If you have an opportunity to define that place in a way that kids are going to grow up in a healthy environment, you really have to take advantage of that opportunity.” The Center for A...

Full article: https://www.buildinggreen.com/newsbrief/healthier-afforda...

Tweets

DesignMake Studio shows how affordable housing ...

treehugger.com 28 Dec '17, 1pm

Waldo Duplex deserves its Residential Architect Design Award, and shows how we can have nice things. Charles Dickens write...

@sgrif Hey, thanks for

robots.thoughtbot.com 30 Dec '17, 6pm

The first method we need to understand in the above code is where the price_in_cents method is defined. In older versions ...

Affordable #luxury #ski #resorts in #Austria

Affordable #luxury #ski #resorts in #Austria

telegraph.co.uk 28 Dec '17, 12am

Vaya Resorts apartments are bringing new levels of quality to self-catering in Austrian resorts – St Anton, Kaprun, Serfau...

How to make healthier homemade Nutella

How to make healthier homemade Nutella

treehugger.com 29 Dec '17, 5pm

This version contains no added sugar or oil, and yet it tastes fantastic. To say my little brother loves Nutella is an und...

DesignMake Studio shows how affordable housing can be beautiful and affodable

DesignMake Studio shows how affordable housing ...

treehugger.com 26 Dec '17, 6pm

Charles Dickens writes in A Christmas Carol about some gentlemen hitting up Mr. Scrooge for a charitable donation: “At thi...

Urban-like post-disaster rural housing incorporates rooftop gardens

Urban-like post-disaster rural housing incorpor...

treehugger.com 28 Dec '17, 4pm

This is an investigation into modern rural livelihood. The importance of the project in this context is to provide an alte...