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Partners for Places Teams Up with LISC to Fund Resilient Affordable Housing in Boston

Boston is among 6 U.S. communities selected to receive Partners for Places grant funding for projects focused on resilience and climate action.  As the local matching funder, LISC will be accepting applications for emergency preparedness planning and resiliency audits for multi-family affordable housing.  LISC is working with resiliency experts and other partners to offer the planning and assessments.

In Boston, there is a significant portion of housing located in physically vulnerable areas such as floodplains. The Partners for Places program funding will support efforts to ensure the homes of some of the city's most socially and economically underserved residents are ready to withstand future climate shocks. This includes plans to offer emergency preparedness planning and resiliency audits for owners and managers of affordable multi-family housing, helping them better protect properties and residents from the impacts of extreme storms, high termperatures and other climate-related disasters.

For the full press release and announcement, click here.

Applications will open in early 2020. Contact Emily Jones, ejones@lisc.org, for more information or to receive an alert when the application opens.

LISC is proud to partner with the City of Boston Environment Department, HUD's Section 4 Program, and resiliency assessment and sustainability audit experts in this work.
 

Partners for Places is a joint project of the Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network. Partners for Places is a successful matching grant programm that improves U.S. and Canadian communities by building partnerships between local government sustainability leaders and place-based foundations. National funders invest in local projects developed through these partnerships to promote a healthy environment, a strong economy and well-being for all residents. Through these investments, Partners for Places fosters long-term relationships that make our communities more prosperous, livable and vibrant. For more information on Partners for Places, visit fundersnetwork.org/partners-for-places.
 

Community resiliency planning meeting
(Photo by New Ecology)
 
 
Two energy assessors conducting an audit
(Photo by New Ecology)