30 Oct '13, 1am

Moving on up: the growth of green affordable housing:

Moving on up: the growth of green affordable housing:

There has been a lot of talk recently on both the national and local levels about the value, applicability, and overall effectiveness of third-party green rating systems. To frame our understanding, we can start by looking at the impact that third-party rating systems, like LEED, are having in the transformation of the housing development landscape, especially in affordable housing. Take the state of Georgia for example. Prior to 2008, there wasn’t a single unit of LEED certified affordable housing in the state. Then in 2009, a handful of developers earned LEED for Homes certification and demonstrated that programs like LEED could work for affordable housing. In 2010, the Georgia Department of Community (DCA) affairs updated their Qualified Allocation Plan , which provided the means to score applications for low income housing tax credits (LIHTC) to include optional points...

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