In Cleveland, Better Housing Is Climate Justice : NPR

J.R. Cassidy, from the company Weatherization Rx, installs energy-saving upgrades in Flora Dillard’s house in Cleveland.

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Workmen have invaded Flora Dillard’s house on the east side of Cleveland. There’s plastic over everything and no place to sit, but Dillard doesn’t seem to mind. “A couple of days of inconvenience is nothing, compared to the results that you get,” she says.

She’ll benefit, and so might the climate. The workers have plugged cracks around the foundation and rerouted an air vent to reduce the risk that mold will form. They’re insulating the drafty

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