OSAH Campaign Partner National Housing Trust Shares Insights on Connections between Climate Resilience and Senior Housing

Opportunity Starts at Home (OSAH) campaign partner National Housing Trust (NHT) published an article by its managing director for policy and solutions, Danielle Arigoni, addressing NHT’s work at the intersections of climate resilience and senior housing. In her recently published book Climate Resilience for an Aging Nation, Arigoni argues that centering older adults in climate resilience efforts is necessary for many reasons. For example, older adults tend to live in their own homes, often face additional challenges to new climate conditions, and represent an ever-increasing share of the population. In her article, Arigoni reviews many of the arguments made in the book and calls for affordable housing investment, development, and rehabilitation that includes resilience measures and mitigates climate-related risks. She also highlights how NHT is working to ensure that climate investments in affordable housing reach seniors through advocacy, capacity building, and property development. Read the article here.