Green Development for Affordable Housing

Enterprise Community Partners, together with the Ohio Housing Financing Agency and the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing have announced that more than half of their affordable housing developments will comply with the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria, the first national framework for green affordable housing.

Our goal is to help developers green 100 percent of new affordable rental housing in Ohio over the next few years. In Cleveland, Enterprise Green Communities Criteria is already required on city-funded housing. We look forward to bringing this standard to all of Ohio.

The Ohio Green Communities initiative provides funding and technical assistance to developers interested in building or renovating affordable housing in a more sustainable and eco-friendly manner.

It’s nice to see that green and sustainable building efforts are gaining momentum throughout the state.  Affordable housing may help pave the way for all residential building to be contructed using green building methods.