Example of green stormwater infrastructure

Open House: Stormwater and Sustainable Practices in Affordable Housing

Stop by to learn about Green Stormwater Infrastructure and other sustainability incentives

Open House Event on Feb. 21

The City of Raleigh’s Housing and Neighborhoods Department, Raleigh Stormwater and Office of Sustainability invite the development community (i.e., developers, consultants, architects, etc.) to drop by the Walnut Creek Wetland Center (Neuse Room, 950 Peterson St, Raleigh, NC) on February 21, 2024, between 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. to learn more about Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI), rooftop solar, and potential incentives and funding for sustainable measures.  

Future competitive Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Notice of Funding Availability’s (NOFAs) issued by the Housing and Neighborhoods Department may offer scoring criteria incentives (i.e., optional bonus points) and financial incentives (i.e., subsidized financial assistance) for developments that meet certain affordable housing, GSI and solar criteria. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet with City staff and learn more about potential incentives and future funding opportunities! 

Staff at the event will answer questions and provide resources on:

  • Affordable housing RFP & NOFA criteria 
  • City of Raleigh stormwater regulations
  • Incentives for GSI 
  • National & local examples of GSI in Affordable Housing
  • Subsidies for rooftop solar in affordable housing projects

What is Green Stormwater Infrastructure?

Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) preserves nature, soil, and waterways, and/or mimics nature by managing, treating, and reducing stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces, like roads, sidewalks, roofs, and driveways.

Benefits of Green Stormwater infrastructure (GSI)
Improve water and air qualityReduce Urban Heat Island (UHI) Impacts
Lower energy consumptionCreate wildlife habitat
Provide community aestheticsReduce infrastructure costs
Minimize flooding impactsIncrease property values

Learn more about GSI and its benefits!



Housing and Neighborhoods
Christopher "C.J." Valenzuela, Public-Private Partnerships Coordinator

Heather Dutra, Engineering Supervisor 

Jason Hardin, Senior Energy and Sustainability Strategist

Lead Department:
Housing and NeighborhoodsWaterSustainability
Service Categories:
Community DevelopmentStormwater