General Information and Structure
The LIME loan program funds energy improvement projects for low- and moderate-income properties (where at least 60% of units serve renters at 80% or lower of Area Median Income) and is geared towards mid-cycle energy improvements. The LIME Loan program is delivered through a partnership with Capital for Change, a local CDFI (formerly known as Connecticut Housing Investment Fund) and provides unsecured loans that cover 100% of project costs, require no money down, and are repaid from energy cost savings for terms up to 20 years. Projected energy savings are used to cover the debt service of the loan. The Green Bank supports LIME with a $625,000 loan loss reserve and provided $3.5 million to capitalize the initial $5 million loan fund.