Green and Healthy Communities

The Housing Partnership Network (HPN) envisions a just affordable housing sector that builds and sustains a vibrant, healthy ecosystem for the residents who call our members' buildings and the surrounding communities home

The Green and Healthy Communities (GHC) Initiative strives to co-create solutions with HPN members and partners to facilitate the sector’s progress towards science-based climate targets and equitable health outcomes.  Our work in the GHC Initiative builds on HPN’s core work in Peer Exchange, Programs, Policy, and Innovation to drive change at scale through ambitious, pragmatic strategies.  

Contact Adam Meier to join our Green and Healthy Communities peer group or explore opportunities to collaborate.

Focus Areas

The role of the GHC Initiative is to draw out emerging opportunities from members' experiences, document pragmatic and replicable strategies, support members' planning efforts, and leverage the Network's strengths to increase and document positive movement towards climate and health goals.  Though the projects vary in scope and scale, they fall broadly under the key focus areas below. 

leverage peer experience

HPN members inspire, motivate, challenge, and learn from one another, facing changing landscapes collectively.

capitalize on emerging opportunities

Innovative solutions are advanced within HPN’s current business lines or evaluated as new enterprise opportunities in partnership with members and key collaborators.

deliver innovative tools and resources

Provide members with pragmatic insights, programs, and resources by curating sector-specific best practices and cutting-edge analysis.


For a more in-depth look at specific programs, see the GHC Initiative Overview.

Inflation Reduction Act Updates

HPN recently convened member organizations to discuss the best way for HPN members to access the funding from the $27 billion Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). Additionally, click here to access the funding chart HPN's Green and Healthy Communities team developed with more details on the various programs. If you have any questions about the new funding opportunities in the Inflation Reduction Act please email Shannon Ross and Adam Meier

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