Living Future Institute Updates Framework for Affordable Housing

Five years ago the Institute launched the Living Building Framework for Affordable Housing to ensure that the benefits of Living Buildings and Living Products reach everyone. Thirty-four affordable housing projects across the U.S. are now leading the transformation toward a Living Future for all.

The framework outlines building strategies for multi-family affordable housing projects. We worked with a number of partners to identify how to overcome social, regulatory and financial barriers for applying deep green technologies to affordable housing.

The free resource includes case studies and in-depth information on how to achieve each Living Building Challenge 4.0 Imperative in affordable housing projects, and provides the instruments and inspiration from which we will ensure that Healthy Homes are affordable for everyone.

“We believe the Living Building Challenge, when used as a metric for tribal housing design, illuminates what is attainable, or the highest possible standards, that all humans, Indigenous or non-Indigenous, deserve. Moreover, we believe this project is an exciting test case for the overlap between LBC principles, such as biophilia, healthy materials, and Indigenous ways of being, doing and thinking.” 
– Affordable Housing Cohort Member, Phoenix, AZ.

Everyone, regardless of economic status, should have access to housing that is healthy, safe, and affordable.

Link to the updated Framework for Affordable Housing here.

Author: GBA News Desk

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