Embrace Living Communities

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Challenge Commitment
1.4Million Square Feet
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity

Embrace Living Communities (formerly Consecra Housing Network) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) full service management corporation partnering in the development and management of ecologically and financially sustainable affordable housing that strengthens communities. Embrace has provided housing and related services since 1985. As a faith based organization, Embrace seeks to enrich the lives of seniors and persons with special needs. Embrace Living Communities currently manages 27 affordable living communities for seniors and persons with special housing needs in Florida, Illinois, and Missouri. Embrace is dedicated to quality, sustainability and diversity, and brings over a century of experience to housing management.

Embrace has retrofitted 5 communities with $3 million of green initiatives. One of Embrace's Florida communities has experienced a 50% savings on electric costs for the building and better flood control due to permeable pavers. The dual flush toilets, new faucets, and tankless water heaters have significantly reduced water use and the cost of heating water. New lighting has reduced the cost of illuminating halls and common areas. Many of Embrace's residents have experienced dramatic cost reductions for heating and air conditioning, which is an important success because every dollar a resident saves on utilities is a dollar that may be put toward food or medicine.