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Combating Extreme Heat with a National Moonshot

The White House Climate Policy Office should establish a National Moonshot to Combat Extreme Heat, an all-of-government program to accelerate federal efforts to reduce heat risk.

04.02.24 | 10 min read
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Adopting Evidence-Based Heat Stress Management Strategies in the Workplace to Enhance Climate Equity

Without a federal heat stress standard, there is no way to ensure the adoption of heat stress prevention strategies to protect vulnerable workers.

04.01.24 | 7 min read
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Improve Extreme Heat Monitoring by Launching Cross-Agency Temperature Network

It is imperative for local government officials and city planners to understand who is most vulnerable to the impacts of extreme heat and how temperatures vary throughout a city to develop effective heat mitigation and response strategies.

04.01.24 | 7 min read
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Shifting Federal Investments to Address Extreme Heat Through Green and Resilient Infrastructure

The federal government needs to shift as much of its infrastructure investments as possible away from dark and impervious surfaces and toward cool and pervious “smart surfaces.”

04.01.24 | 11 min read
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Addressing the National Challenges of Extreme Heat by Modernizing Preparedness Approaches at Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response

Extreme heat kills more people on average every year than any other extreme weather event. A major operational barrier to extreme heat response planning is a lack of data-driven decision-making resources, such as impact-based forecasts.

04.01.24 | 8 min read
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Revolutionizing Research and Treatments for Infection-Associated Chronic Diseases

Establishing an NIH Office of Infection-Associated Chronic Illness Research can guard against the long-term effects of Covid and lead to novel breakthroughs across many less understood diseases.

03.15.24 | 10 min read
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Moving the Needle on STEM Workforce Development through Fellowships and Mentorship Support in the CHIPS and Science Act

The CHIPS and Science Act ushered in unprecedented opportunities for American manufacturing, science, and innovation – and yet, current underfunding leaves the outcomes at risk.

03.13.24 | 4 min read
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Policy Memo
The Supply-Side Tax Credit: A National Incentive to Reduce the Cost of Affordable Housing

A supply-side tax credit (STC) could offer a tax incentive to material suppliers and professional service consultants that provide goods or services to affordable housing projects.

02.23.24 | 4 min read
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Policy Memo
Develop a Housing Production Dashboard to Aid Policymaking and Research

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Commerce, and Department of Transportation should jointly develop and manage a data resource—a Housing Production Dashboard—to track housing production within and across states.

02.23.24 | 3 min read
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Policy Memo
Exempt Affordable Housing from Private Activity Bond Volume Cap

Exempting affordable housing from volume caps would address the underlying issue and have the greatest impact in this housing emergency.

02.23.24 | 7 min read
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Policy Memo
America Needs a National Housing Loss Rate

The U.S. should establish a national housing loss rate to stand alongside the national unemployment rate as a key indicator of social and economic well-being.

02.22.24 | 3 min read
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Policy Memo
Increase Dedicated Resources for the National Housing Trust Fund

To increase the supply of affordable homes, Congress should make greater investments in the National Housing Trust Fund (HTF).

02.22.24 | 3 min read
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