“Climate change is a civil rights issue. We are seeing its impacts in our own communities in the form of record-breaking temperatures, floods, droughts, hurricanes, and the list goes on and on. When your children suffer from asthma and cannot go outside to play, as is the case for many in Atlanta, it is a civil rights issue. When unprecedented weather disasters devastate the poorest neighborhoods in places like New Orleans, New Jersey, and New York, it is a civil rights issue. When farmers in faraway lands cannot feed their families because the rains will no longer come, it is a civil rights issue. “
Dr. Gerald Durley, Pastor Emeritus, Providence Missionary Baptist Church and consultant to SACE
Communities can now take advantage of historic funding opportunities in the IRA to preserve and improve affordable housing and reduce pollution - thereby addressing two major challenges: affordable housing and climate change.