Green Affordable Housing & Jobs Forum to Take Place in Washington, DC on March 3rd

On March 3rd, an event entitled Green Affordable Housing & Jobs Forum: Protecting the Most Vulnerable While Expanding Washington's Green Economy will take place in Washington, DC.

This event is presented by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), in collaboration with Enterprise Community Partners Inc., the District of Columbia Department of the Environment, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and will include sessions covering the following topics:

  • What are the Costs and Benefits of Affordable Green Housing?
  • Role of Government in Transforming the Market in Making Affordable Green Housing
  • The Green Economy: Jobs and Economic Development Potential
  • Green Collar Jobs in the Housing Sector

The program will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (with a reception to follow) at the JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20004.  Registration information is available at

Green Affordable Housing and Jobs Forum

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