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The Second Wave of Sustainability Is Health and Well-Being

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by Sam Adams, CEO and co-founder of Vert Asset Management

For health and wellbeing in buildings, a wellness certification for a building was a luxury a year ago. Now some consider it a must have, and a way to encourage workers back to the office.

When it Comes to Divergent Generational Perspectives, Can Compromise Drive Profits?

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by Tami Kesselman, partner, LOHAS Advisors

Many families face an ongoing tension between the decision-maker “Patriarch” perspective and the younger “NextGen” perspective on how to approach investing and whether alpha should have primacy in investment decisions — with social, educational, justice, environmental, and other impact goals being served predominantly philanthropically — or if the two should always be approached as an integrated whole, regardless of asset class.

Lloyd Alter: Design Trends in Housing + E-Bikes

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2020 has certainly been a strange year. Everyone is waiting for things to go “back to normal” but what will normal be? Will there be any adaptations from this period that become permanent? Will we all be telecommuting and zooming indefinitely? Will urban centers continue to empty out? This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to design professor and environmental journalist Lloyd Alter.

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Address Community Housing Needs

2020 CommunityWINS® program offers $1 million in grants for nonprofits to support access to safe, affordable housing
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WASHINGTON and SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Wells Fargo today announced that eight nonprofits will share $1 million in grants through the 2020 CommunityWINS® grant program to create opportunities for people in communities across the U.S. to have a safe and affordable place to call home.

Removing Barriers, Rebuilding Lives

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Severely injured Veteran, Michael Gower and his wife Kelli receive a specially adapted custom home from Homes For Our Troops, enabling them to rebuild their life and regain some of the freedom and independence they lost.

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LIXIL Americas Supports Seattle BLOCK Project

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We are proud to be a part of the Facing Homelessness Seattle BLOCK project. Recently, hosts and newlyweds Kathryn and Jeffrey selflessly welcomed Mark to live in their backyard BLOCK Home. Mark was a journalist when he learned he had congestive heart failure. The newspaper he worked for was unable to carry him, so after getting out of the hospital Mark became homeless for six months.

Wells Fargo Donates $600,000 for Revitalization Efforts in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles NeighborhoodLIFT® program awards local initiative grants to nonprofits serving the local community
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LOS ANGELES, September 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced $600,000 in donations to local nonprofits to support housing, education and neighborhood revitalization for Los Angeles residents.

Wells Fargo to Donate $1 Billion to Address Housing Affordability Crisis

New philanthropic strategy to benefit underserved communities through housing, financial health and small business programs; $20 million challenge grant aims to accelerate solutions for U.S. housing needs
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ Wells Fargo today announced an evolution of its philanthropic strategy to help address three critical issues affecting underserved communities: housing affordability, financial health and small business growth.

$13M Apartment Complex Breaks Ground in Downtown Jackson

By Taylor DesOrmeau
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JACKSON, MI – Crews have broken ground on a new apartment complex after three years of discussion.

The $13 million development, called The 200, includes plans for 86 studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments on four floors. It’s on pace to open in spring 2021, said Kevin Thomson of Jackson Downtown Partners, developer of the complex.

The city is giving over the land for $1 and Consumers Energy is incorporating the project into its Jackson Smart Energy District.

Plans for complex include solar panels on the roof and energy efficiencies throughout.

Nearly 20,000 Homeowners Created Through LIFT Programs Since 2012

Wells Fargo has invested more than $442 million in 67 NeighborhoodLIFT® program launches in support of sustainable housing, making it the single largest corporate philanthropic effort of its kind in the company’s history.
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With the creation of more than 3,900 homeowners in 2018, the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT® program has now assisted nearly 20,000 total homeowners since 2012. NeighborWorks® America research indicates that in that time, LIFT homeowners have purchased more than $2 billion in real estate nationally.

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