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Housing Security

Cultivating Sustainable Housing and Breaking Environmental & Energy Barriers

Housing has a major effect on voting

The affordable housing crisis is a primary concern for Black and Brown voters. One of the most damaging effects of racism has been the enabling of redlining and ongoing exploitation by major financial institutions. Far too many BIPOC communities are struggling to recover while rental inventory vanishes and ownership slips out of reach. The crisis creates a feedback loop wherein economically forced transience suppresses political and economic power, locking our people in a harmful cycle. 

NNCP is ready to tackle the issue with an inside-outside strategy. Our founder and CEO has developed affordable housing in multiple states, including North Carolina. Under her expertise, we're partnering with leading housing organizations to make sure earmarked funds benefit the BIPOC communities for whom they were intended. We're not content to stop with housing projects and vouchers. We're raising the bar on the quality and safety of affordable housing because our people deserve homes they're proud of

Alongside our partners, NNCP solidifies the resources and regulatory reform needed to protect BIPOC citizens' rights as renters and owners - and safeguard their investments from predation. Our work here will include door-to-door education and mobilization for policies and leadership that will do the right things.

NNCP Chosen as Buildings Upgrade Prize
Phase 1 Winner

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The U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Office has announced the Buildings Upgrade Prize (Buildings UP) Phase 1 winners, and we were among the teams chosen to move on to Phase 2. Buildings UP offers more than $22 million in cash prizes and technical assistance over several phases to accelerate the deployment of equitable, widespread energy efficiency and efficient building electrification upgrades. Our team joins 45 total teams chosen as Phase 1 winners in one of two pathways: Equity-Centered Innovation and Open Innovation. We submitted our concept to the Equity-Centered pathway. Phase 1 winners in the Equity-Centered Innovation Pathway each receive $400,000 in cash prizes. Phase 1 winners in the Open Innovation Pathway each receive $200,000 in cash prizes. All teams will also receive technical assistance to create a pilot plan from their concepts in Phase 2. We look forward to beginning the planning process and bringing our initiative to life! Learn more about the prize, our concept, and the winning teams:

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