Posted Date: September 15, 2022
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On September 22, 2022, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) will host a PD&R Quarterly Update virtual event focused on climate and housing. With a portfolio of 4.5 million public and assisted housing units and its work in the development and preservation of affordable housing, HUD plays a key role in how the nation responds to changing climate. Additionally, the department invests billions of dollars every year in housing, infrastructure, and services in neighborhoods and cities across the U.S. through its ever-increasing role in disaster recovery and risk mitigation. As households and communities face challenges such as hurricanes, wildfires, drought, extreme heat and cold, and thawing permafrost, we are increasingly searching for ways to mitigate and prevent climate impacts. This PD&R Quarterly Update will bring together experts to discuss topics including relocation, decarbonization and housing affordability, disparities in climate risks, and health impacts of climate change.

The event will also provide attendees with an update on U.S. housing market conditions, as well as a look at the link between housing assistance and environmental justice.

Opening Remarks
Solomon Greene, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Update on U.S. Housing Market Conditions
Kevin Kane, Chief Housing Market Analyst, Economic Market Analysis Division, PD&R/HUD

Data Spotlight: The Link Between Housing Assistance and Environmental Justice
Veronica Helms Garrison, Analyst, PD&R/HUD

Keynote Speaker
Jahi Wise, Special Assistant to the President for Climate Policy and Finance, The White House


  • Crystal Bergemann (she/her), Senior Advisor for Climate in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Griffin Hagle-Forster, CEO/Executive Director, Tań°iuń°miullu Nunamiullu Housing Authority (TNHA)
  • Laurie Schoeman, Director, Climate & Sustainability, Capital, Enterprise Community Partners
  • Khalil Shahyd (he/him/his), Managing Director, Environmental and Equity Strategies; Environment, Equity & Justice Center; Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Steven Stransky (he/him/his), AICP, Disaster Recovery Team Lead, Iowa Economic Development Authority

We hope you can join PD&R for this discussion on climate and housing. We also invite you to participate in the event via social media by following @HUDUSERnews. We’ll be tagging our updates with #PDRUpdate.

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