Sustainable Affordable Housing

With nearly half of New York State’s residents earning a low or moderate income, it is essential to identify paths to finance upgrades to affordable housing in support of meeting the climate goals of New York State and New York City. This webinar focused on financing strategies for preparing New York’s affordable housing to confront climate change.


  • Greg Hale, Senior Advisor for Energy Efficiency Markets and Finance, New York State Energy Research Development Authority
  • Sadie McKeown, President, The Community Preservation Corporation
  • Claire Kramer Mills, Assistant Vice President and Director of Community Development Analysis, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Robert Riggs, Senior Vice President and Regional Director of NYC Originations, The Community Preservation Corporation
  • Esther Toporovsky, Executive Vice President, NYC Housing Partnership

Speakers shared insights from Sustainable Affordable Housing, a recently published white paper by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and presented an affordable housing finance model that demonstrates the need for economic innovation. The program also covered a sampling of recommended solutions for financing the transition of New York’s affordable housing to an all-electric, climate friendly future.

View the Sustainable Affordable Housing white paper published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York here.

Revisit the webinar slides and recording below.

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