Ruth Ann Norton of Green and Healthy Homes Initiative

Advancing Healthy, Energy Efficient, Climate-Friendly Housing

Event Details

Monday, Sep. 20, 2021

4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Olver Design Building

551 North Pleasant Street

Amherst, MA 01003


Event Website

This event is on UMASS campus

This event is handicap accessible

Ruth Ann Norton of Green & Healthy Homes Initiative will present this lecture.

Substandard, energy inefficient housing has disproportionately impacted Black and Brown Americans because of the legacy of racist and discriminatory housing policies. These policies paired with historical disinvestment prevented these communities from accessing resources to maintain livable standards. Directing resources to improve housing quality, address health and safety hazards, and improve energy efficiency, leveraging existing programs, and exploring innovative sources of funding and financing can help to advance health and racial equity.