Residents in the region need better access to affordable home renovation services. The current system of building contractors falls short of meeting demand and can be confusing for many residents to navigate. Communities, trade schools, and local partners need to advance strategies that address these needs. These strategies should simultaneously advance growth in the local economy through local ownership, local jobs, and resident entrepreneurship. Non-profit weatherization services, such as through Capstone, offer landlords and owners ways to reduce energy costs, improve air quality, and lower overall costs but need to be more widely known and used. 

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