Sustainability and resilience are increasingly becoming integral components of sound community development. From energy efficiency and greening to green infrastructure through storm water management, sustainability and resilience ensure that communities will withstand the ups and downs of utility prices and that their infrastructure (both economic and physical) stands the test of natural disasters.
TDA works with a variety of organizations on green issues and resiliency planning including federal, state, and local governments and nonprofit owners of affordable housing. We serve as technical assistance providers for the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD’s) partnership around the Better Buildings Challenge, and we work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on combining housing technical assistance and brownfields redevelopment strategies.
TDA has a wealth of experience in helping communities define the best strategies for greening their projects. We can provide technical assistance around green and energy efficiency strategies for affordable housing, community-level sustainability planning, assistance with identifying funding sources and leveraging existing funding, guidance on complying with Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) regulations around greening and resilience, and general assistance on community resilience strategies.