Housing Needed: Affordable for People – Friendly for the Environment – It Can Be Done!

Tompkins County needs more affordable housing, yet new development must be done with environmental and land use issues in mind. The League of Women Voters sponsored an event on Monday to discuss how climate change can be taken into account while meeting the needs of our community.

Speakers:

Megan McDonald, Deputy Commissioner, Tompkins County Dept. of Planning & Sustainability, will discuss efforts being made by the county and the problems that need to be solved.

Joe Bowes, Director of Real Estate Development, Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, will discuss the work that INHS has been doing in creating new developments and in refurbishing existing housing.

Co-sponsors: Campaign for Renewable Energy, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, Fossil Free Tompkins, Sustainable Tompkins, and Tompkins County Environmental Management Council