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Via Verde: How Low-Income Housing in the Bronx is Going Green and Getting Healthy

Teresa Mozur

Low-income housing has a reputation for being unhealthy—more than 6 million housing units in the U.S. have deficiencies such as lead paint hazards; allergens, dampness and mold that can trigger asthma; and unsafe structural issues that can cause falls and other injuries. Via Verde seeks to change all that, offering housing that is not only affordable but safe, healthy and even environmentally sustainable.

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  • Andrew

    I design a LIHTC program for a Midwest state, and this has become one of our housing priorities too. We are pushing the thinking in our state to accommodate the idea that green isn't just about energy efficiency, but also site design, accessibility and healthy homes. Great find, Teresa.