We serve a community of individuals working on the overlapping sectors of environmental justice, affordable housing, sustainability, and clean energy for the benefit of people of color and underserved communities in the United States, at regional and national scales.
We advance our mission of creating an open and inclusive learning community for people from across the U.S. committed to transforming systems for livable, healthy housing for all. We support our community to center intentional action around root causes of environmental injustice and housing instability.
We seek to develop relationships, raise awareness and accountability, and build each member’s capacity to transform their sectors towards our shared mission. We do this by offering a variety of relationship and network-building activities.
We are unique because of our broad, diverse, cross-sector network; human-centered, relationship-centered, and growth-centered culture; and our focus on racial equity in organizational culture and content that provides people of color working in these sectors safe spaces to connect and lead.
We are sustained by philanthropic, civic-minded funders working at the intersection of environmental justice, equitable and affordable housing, and climate resilience.
Through NEWHAB I have connected with many people who I now interact with regularly. We share information, work together, and they help grow my work. As someone who works very independently in an organization, this support is invaluable.
- NEWHAB Member