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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!

Enterprise Community Partners

Our Ready to Respond Tools for Resilience were developed to help affordable housing organizations make their buildings resilient, prepare their staff to handle emergencies and ensure their residents remain safe.  View the Ready to Respond: Strategies for Multifamily Building Resilience webinar for an overview of the background and...

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Clean Energy Group | February 2018

Current clean energy financing models do not sufficiently serve low-income communities. As a result, solar+storage projects are vastly underrepresented in affordable housing and community facilities, meaning that low-income communities are unable to enjoy the benefits of clean, affordable and resilient power.The paper presented in this webinar...

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Clean Energy Group | February 2018

Current clean energy financing models do not sufficiently serve low-income communities. As a result, solar+storage projects are vastly underrepresented in affordable housing and community facilities, meaning that low-income communities are unable to enjoy the benefits of clean, affordable and resilient power.This paper describes emerging finance...

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory | January 2018

Historically, the low-and moderate-income (LMI) market has been underserved by solar photovoltaics (PV), in part because of the unique barriers to participation in the PV market that LMI residents face. In addition to other barriers, they often rent, have lower credit scores, and have limited funds to make up-front investments in PV. Some states...

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DOE Better Buildings Challenge | 2017

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is the nation’s largest residential landlord, with a public housing portfolio that serves 400,000 of New York City’s lowest-income households who have few or no housing alternatives.In its 2016 NextGeneration NYCHA Sustainability Agenda, NYCHA set goals to reduce per-square-foot energy consumption...

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Sustainability in Affordable Housing Lender Learning Network | November 2017

Building on the first session on understanding the positive impacts of energy and water efficiency lending and the second on what building efficiency can look like at three different levels of capital investment,  this third webinar based on Community Preservation Corporation’s Underwriting Efficiency Lender Handbook offered a...

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Sustainability in Affordable Housing Lender Learning Network | November 2017

Building on the first session on understanding the positive impacts of energy and water efficiency lending, this webinar provided a breakdown of what incorporating efficiency can look like at three different levels of capital investment as described in the Underwriting Efficiency Lender Handbook. The webinar reviewed low-cost efficiency measures...

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Sustainability in Affordable Housing Lender Learning Network | November 2017

This webinar, the first in a series of three trainings, provides an overview of how energy and water efficiency can be beneficial to both borrower and lender and outlines why recognizing the value of efficiency is a critical step toward unlocking investment opportunities that improve loan performance and ensure long-term financial stability. It...

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Enterprise Community Partners | October 2017

Implementing green building measures in affordable housing is an important way to reduce costs and improve building performance, helping to preserve New York’s much-needed affordable housing supply. Public agencies and utility companies in New York City offer a diverse array of programs to improve the energy efficiency of affordable housing...

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Institute for Market Transformation | September 2017

This market analysis examines the current landscape for building owners and lenders seeking to integrate energy efficiency and utility savings into building assessments and retrofit plans, and to utilize the data to enhance traditional loans. It examines real properties that successfully utilize existing programs to help building owners account...

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