HUD Acting Secretary Travels to Philadelphia, PA to Mark Investments in Sustainability

By klrw460 April 25, 2024

PHILADELPHIA – Adrianne Todman, the Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), visited Philadelphia, PA today to highlight the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s collaborative efforts with the Biden-Harris Administration to promote affordable and sustainable housing. This visit coincides with Earth Week, during which HUD and the Biden-Harris Administration are celebrating nationwide progress in energy efficiency, climate resilience, and sustainability.

“Affordable housing investments often overlook low-income and disadvantaged communities. This Administration has committed billions to ensure these housings are efficient, resilient, and sustainable,” remarked HUD Acting Secretary Adrianne Todman. “I’m pleased to be here in Philadelphia with our partners during Earth Week to recognize their successes as we strive toward a greener future for America.”

The event also featured U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans (PA-03), State Sen. Sharif Street, State Rep. Donna Bullock, Aren Platt, Chief Deputy Mayor of Planning and Strategic Initiatives, and Kelvin A. Jeremiah, President & CEO of the Philadelphia Housing Authority. They gathered for a press conference at the 83-Development, a new Energy Star and Green Community-certified project that includes 83 units and was developed with the aid of a $30 million Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant from HUD. This development showcases various sustainable features such as solar panels and storm water retention basins. After the press event, Acting Secretary Todman participated in a tree planting ceremony with local leaders, underscoring the commitment to integrating green spaces within affordable housing projects.

In conjunction with today’s activities, HUD released a fact sheet detailing the significant measures taken over the past year to enhance climate resilience, improve access to climate funding, and ensure sustainability efforts also boost housing affordability.

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