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Housing + Climate Policy: Building Equitable Pathways to Sustainability and Affordability

There is an urgent need for integrated, complementary housing and climate policies that tackle the intertwined challenges of environmental sustainability, climate resilience, and the deepening housing affordability crisis.

Our new report looks at the existing research on climate and housing in the U.S in two key areas: how housing decarbonization and production strategies can reduce pollution to mitigate climate change, and how climate change impacts renters, homeowners, and the broader housing industry. The paper also identifies key research gaps where more evidence would help policymakers to navigate the tensions between different policy approaches.

This paper is the first in our Housing + Climate research initiative, launched with initial funding from the Wells Fargo Foundation. Our aim for this research area is to provide policy makers and advocates with evidence to advance effective policy solutions to both the climate and housing crises.

Read the full report and a summary blog introducing our climate research agenda.

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