Tag Archives: Energy Efficiency

Improving Lives Through the Preservation and Creation of Affordable Homes

The essence of our mission has not changed in the eleven years since I came to work at the California Housing Partnership: to assist nonprofit and government housing agencies to create and preserve housing affordable to low-income Californians while providing leadership on affordable housing finance issues. What has changed is our understanding of the importance of both directly providing expert Read More

Greening City Gardens | Demonstration Project

This report describes a new approach to financing energy efficiency retrofits at affordable multifamily rental properties in California. The California Housing Partnership Corporation (CHPC) and Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF) worked with LINC Housing (LINC) on a whole-building retrofit project to demonstrate how common barriers to financing energy retrofits can be overcome through close coordination with investor owned Read More

Improving California’s Multifamily Buildings: Opportunities and Recommendations for Green Retrofit and Rehab Programs

In California, the single-family home weatherization and whole-house performance sector is very active, with many programs already in place and new ones that began rolling out in the fall of 2010. While these programs have the potential to achieve impressive energy savings, their approaches do not neatly carry over into the multifamily and affordable housing sector. The multifamily and affordable Read More