SAHLLN held this lender exchange call to explore how multifamily housing lenders and their partners can identify and finance mitigation of climate risks in housing properties. Call leaders with expertise in climate resilience first shared their perspective on questions like: How are buildings and residents subject to climate risks? What can be done in buildings – multifamily housing in particular – to make them more climate resilient pre-disaster as well as post-disaster? And importantly, how can increased climate resilience be valued, and what kind of capital is needed to fund resilience projects? After hearing from the presenters on their on-the-ground experience, other attendees were invited to share their perspective on investing in climate resilience in multifamily housing or pose questions for the group.
- Laurie Schoeman, Senior Program Director of Resilient Communities and Disaster Recovery, Enterprise Community Partners
- Esther Toporovsky, Senior Program Director of Green Communities, Enterprise Community Partners
- Tom Chase, Senior Project Manager, New Ecology Inc.
- Moderated by Bettina Bergoo, Natural Resources Defense Council/SAHLLN