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The SAHLLN Resource Hub is a central repository for information on financing energy and water efficiency and renewable energy in multifamily affordable housing properties. These resources are recommended by members of our network of affordable multifamily housing lenders, including Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), housing finance agencies (HFAs), major financial institutions, and specialized green financing entities. Please help us grow this resource hub by submitting a resource!

National Housing Trust

Explore NHT's portfolio of sustainability and energy efficiency projects on their website here. Case studies include: NHT-Enterprise-owned Galen Terrace Apartments in Washington, D.C. showcases how housing can be affordable while also helping to improve the health of the city's Anacostia River. The National Housing Trust installed...

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National Housing Trust

This fact sheet contains a snapshot of NHT's energy efficiency and solar loan options. For more information about NHT's Energy Solutions, click here. For more information about NHT Lending, contact their lending team. 

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Nova Consulting

In this fact sheet, Nova Consulting answers the question, "Why go green?" from the perspective of a property owner and lender by presenting a sample project. The bottom line is that by adequately valuing efficiency during the loan underwriting process, the borrower is able to access additional loan proceeds, see an increased property value, and...

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US Dept of Housing and Urban Development

Looking to improve energy and water efficiency for your property? Access technical resources, policy guidance, planning tools, and other resources to improve the energy and water performance of your multifamily housing portfolio.This resource libary, a product of the Better Buildings Challenge, includes resources related to: Utility...

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US Dept of Housing and Urban Development

This toolkit is a comprehensive guide to utility benchmarking for the multifamily sector, organized into three sections.Benchmarking 101 describes the benefits of tracking utility data and explains how to begin the process of utility benchmarking, including an introduction to ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® and several case studies.Utility...

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Pathway Lending

Through its Energy Efficiency Loan Program, Pathway Lending, a CDFI in Tennessee, offers current rates from 2% for 5-year terms, 5% for 10-year terms, and up to 100% financing for projects up to $5 million. Pathway Lending can finance any investment in a fixed asset that provides significant reductions in energy, emissions, and...

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US Dept of Energy

The Navigator is an online tool that helps public and private sector organizations find financing solutions for energy efficiency projects.Developed by the US Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Initiative, the Navigator helps users explore a wide array of financing choices and identify relevant financing options for their energy efficiency...

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American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy | May 2018

A growing number of housing providers, utility-sector program administrators, and investors are working to combine energy efficiency improvements with solar systems in affordable multifamily buildings. Pairing energy efficiency with rooftop solar systems can reduce energy costs for these buildings and their low-income residents. This report...

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SAHLLN Webinar Series | May 2018

These slides were presented during the May 3rd, 2018 SAHLLN webinar on how to use the portfolio-level approach to financing solar across multifamily affordable housing properties. On this webinar, Jared Lang, Assistant Vice-President for Sustainability at NHT-Enterprise, provided an overview of how the portfolio-level solar model was created and...

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SAHLLN Webinar Series | May 2018

To facilitate building owners’ access to renewable energy sources that provide electricity cost stability and improved building performance, NHT-Enterprise pioneered a new model for installing solar on multifamily affordable housing properties. The model involves housing owners setting up an independent entity to purchase and own solar PV systems...

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