- Created: Wednesday, 10 June 2015 13:00
Renewable energy, especially solar, is of great interest to affordable housing developers from both a financial sustainability and mission perspective. However, effective practices and financing systems are still emerging in Minnesota.
In May, the MHP Investors Council hosted a breakfast discussion focusing on alternative energy sources for affordable housing. Minnesota Housing Commissioner Mary Tingerthal moderated a thoughtful discussion about current projects, challenges in implementation, and the future of alternative energy in multifamily housing on both a statewide and national level. Panelists included Michael Bodaken from National Housing Trust, Gina Ciganik from Aeon, and Vihar Sheth from US Bancorp Community Development Corporation. More than 80 additional leaders representing the Investors Council and its guests, from all sectors of the affordable housing industry, participated in the event.