Equity is a central tenet of ILFI’s mission as an organization and our work with affordable housing developers is core to creating communities that are socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative. We believe equity in the built environment must be at the forefront of decision-making throughout the entire design and construction process to allow for successful projects. This results in meaningful engagement with local communities, elevation of underrepresented voices in society, and infrastructure that supports stable and health-promoting environments.
This summit will discuss how affordable housing teams have created innovative processes to lead the way on both equity and sustainability. The day will kick off with a short and inspiring keynote from the frontlines of sustainable and healthy affordable housing design. The summit will continue with highlights from ILFI’s Affordable Housing Program over the first five years - focused on lessons learned from dozens of projects, distilled and honed to help others develop Living Affordable Housing. Virtual tours, inspiring stories, and case studies from examples of Living Affordable Housing pilot projects will be shared throughout. The session will also include a deep dive into equity and toxicity in the built environment and will include an introduction to tools to connect practitioners with affordable, durable, and non-toxic materials. The session will also include a strategic discussion on eliminating structural barriers in the construction process to incorporate healthy materials.
This session is for anyone passionate about making sure that society’s most vulnerable populations are an integral part of our Living Future.
This summit has been approved for the following continuing education credits: