Foundation Communities

Foundation Communities

Foundation Communities (FC) is an Austin-based nonprofit that owns and manages 26 multifamily and single resident occupancy (SRO) communities in Texas – 23 in Austin and three in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. FC’s housing-plus-services approach combines affordable housing with social services to empower thousands of low-income residents and neighbors to achieve educational success, financial stability, and healthier lifestyles.


PORTFOLIO-WIDE LEADERSHIP COMMITMENTS

50% GHG reduction in 10 years
20% reduction in Energy Intensity
20% reduction in Water Intensity


FOUNDATION COMMUNITIES IS PARTICIPATING IN THE FOLLOWING DOE AND HUD PROGRAMS:

Better Climate Challenge   Better Buildings Challenge
Water Savings Network   Waste Reduction Network

Foundation Communities signed on to the Better Climate Challenge in 2022, committing to a 50% reduction in GHG emissions across their 2.9 million-square-foot portfolio over 10 years. The organization employs deep green building strategies and sustainable operations and maintenance policies that focus on energy and water conservation, healthy indoor air, and waste reduction. Many of FC's properties are LEED certified and hold Austin Energy Green Building 5-star ratings. Since 2014, they have more than doubled their solar capacity and now have 1.5 Megawatts installed across 15 properties.

Foundation Communities (FC) is an Austin-based nonprofit that owns and manages 22 multifamily and single resident occupancy (SRO) communities – 19 in Austin and three in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. FC’s goal is to end the cycle of poverty using its unique housing-plus-services approach.

Climate Challenge Commitment
2.8 MillionSquare Feet
Buildings Challenge Commitment
2.6 MillionSquare Feet
GHG Emissions Goals
50%Reduction in Scope 1 & 2 Emissions
Progress
Energy Goals
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity
Progress
15%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)
Water Goals
20%Reduction in Water Intensity
Progress
15%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)