Project Database: MA Affordable Housing Alliance

PEOPLE AND CULTURE – INSTALLATION OF SIGNS


PROJECT STORY

MA Affordable Housing Alliance; 1803 Dorchester Ave.

MAHA educates thousands of low and moderate income homebuyers and homeowners at their green building and classroom facility in Dorchester. Their engagement signage, as well as changes to their homeowner curriculum, extends their education to include energy, environmental and money saving tips for new homeowners. Signs throughout the building introduce consumers to the choices they can make as they think about improvements to their homes. From explanations about insulation materials to the benefits of bamboo flooring, MAHA’s building is a teaching tool.

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Social & Environmental Impact

Decisions homeowners make about updating a bathroom, buying an Energy Star appliance or replacing windows or doors can lead to lower costs and a more stable housing environment. MAHA’s classes and building help consumers feel more confident making energy-smart choices.

Cost

Minimal, less than $100

Savings

MAHA estimates that a typical homeowner can save hundreds of dollars per year with modest upfront investments.

Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice

  • Federal Reserve
  • Gillette
  • John Hancock/Manulife Financial

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