Durham Housing Authority
CHRIS MIRAGLIA combines a background in entrepreneurship and professional management with human-centered design and public policy principles to help solve complex organizational issues. Chris has founded a small company in disaster relief and has worked in the construction field for over ten years. Most recently, he graduated with a Master of Public Policy from Duke University and holds a Master of Entrepreneurship from the University of Florida.
The Durham Housing Authority, in collaboration with FUSE, is undertaking a project to incorporate climate resilience and sustainable design principles into affordable housing. The project aims to assess funding opportunities, improve the health and energy efficiency of existing and new affordable housing, and develop a city-wide strategy for promoting environmental justice in historically disinvested communities. By transforming existing units and adding mixed-income housing, the project seeks to create environmentally friendly affordable housing that reduces negative climate impact and enhances the long-term well-being of residents.