HFAs’ affordable housing efforts increasingly emphasize making homes and communities more sustainable by promoting energy-efficiency, connecting housing to jobs, increasing access to affordable transportation, supporting educational opportunity, and making homes healthier.

Sustainable Housing Resources


Federal Government Initiatives


  Other Sustainability Initiatives




NCSHA Blog Posts

  • August 26, 2015

    On August 24, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced two new policies designed to promote energy-efficient single-family housing. This announcement was part of a broader set of green energy initiatives that the Obama Administration announced the same day.

  • May 12, 2015

    Last week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a Notice of Final Determination that establishes minimum energy standards that newly-constructed housing units must meet to be eligible for insurance through various HUD and USDA programs.



    Sustainable Housing - Resources

    • September 28, 2015

      Examine how energy-efficiency improvements can lower utility costs, improve housing quality, and enhance financial and environmental stability. Explore new green financing solutions, Passive House design, and other strategies that are pushing the envelope on sustainable housing and green building.

    • September 23, 2015

      This is the slide presentation used during the September 2 webinar held by NCSHA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to discuss DOE’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program (HPwES).