Utility Basics for Housing Advocates

Share List Webinar: Utility Basics for Housing Advocates This webinar will cover the basics of utility law for new and seasoned housing advocates. Presenters will address applicable standards for utility billing, collections, and terminations, and will explain how low income households can avoid common issues that threaten their ability to connect with and maintain electric,…

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01May

Land Trust’s Energy-Efficient, Affordable Homes Near Completion

Share List Construction of two new, energy-efficient homes for middle-income individuals and families in State College is nearing completion. State College Community Land Trust’s GreenBuild project broke ground last summer at 1394 and 1396 University Drive and construction began in the fall. The duplex comprised of two, 1,400-square foot homes will be finished in May with a…

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05Jan

Report: Commercial PACE for Affordable MultiFamily Housing

Share List By: NRDC Published: January 2018 The report Commercial PACE for Affordable Multifamily Housing has recently been published. Developed by Vermont Energy Efficiency Corporation (VEIC) on behalf of the Energy Efficiency for All Project, a joint effort of the Natural Resources Defense Council, the National Housing Trust, the Energy Foundation and Elevate Energy, the report…

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20Dec

Webinar Recording: UGI Utilities’ New Energy Efficiency Programs

Webinar hosted on Friday December 15, 2017

Get a sneak peek into the new programs that UGI is rolling out on January 1, 2018.  The programs include a new construction program, a retrofit upgrade program, and expanding the existing equipment programs to a new customer base.

Presenter:
Joe Nunley, Senior Analyst, EE&C, UGI Utilities, Inc

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02Oct

Affordable Housing and Energy Assistance Fact Sheets

Share List October 2, 2017 Fact sheets were created by a group of energy efficiency and affordable housing advocacy groups to make the case that federal resources in these areas to help working individuals and families, and need to be maintained at the same level, in order to continue assisting the most vulnerable populations. PA…

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Oct

Webinar Recording: PHARE Application 101

Recorded on September 29, 2017

This webinar provides information to organizations and individuals interested in applying for Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) funding, administered by PHFA. PHARE funds have been used to leverage an additional $470 million investment in housing in Pennsylvania since 2012.

The webinar is an opportunity to hear about the details of the program as well as ask questions related to components of the RFP and application process.

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18Sep

Webinar: Residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE): An Unnecessary and Dangerous Product

Webinar date: September 15, 2017

PACE loans are used to finance energy efficiency, renewable and other home improvement projects and result in a tax assessment lien repaid through the tax collection system.  These loans are typically very high cost both at origination and throughout life of the loan.  Legislation has been introduced in the General Assembly that would bring this risky product to Pennsylvania.

On this webinar, advocates from the Pennsylvania Utility Law Project, the National Consumer Law Center, and Community Legal Services discuss the dangers of residential PACE products and why Pennsylvania should not enable PACE financing for residential mass market consumers.

Presenters:

Patrick Cicero – Executive Director, Pennsylvania Utility Law Project
Charlie Harak – Senior Staff Attorney, National Consumer Law Center
Kerry Smith – Staff Attorney, Community Legal Services

 

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05Sep

Pa. restores LIHEAP funding and extends availability

Share List By Claudia Vargas, Philadelphia Inquirer Updated: August 30, 2017 — 9:56 AM EDT Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services will restore planned cuts to home-heating assistance for the poor this winter, a relief for thousands of people across the state who rely on the service. Earlier this summer, DHS proposed cutting the time and amount…

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