EOS: What Is a Revolving Loan Fund? And Why Is the Weatherization Program Mentioning It? (pdf) – Includes information on common RLF problems, funding for RLFs, Clean Energy Retrofit Revolving Loans, and how to use Clean Energy RLFs for low-income community projects.
EOS: What Is a Loan Loss Reserve Fund? And, What Is Its Potential for Financing Low-Income Weatherization? (pdf) – Topics covered in this paper include: an overview of LRF, information on LRF implementation and benefits, Clean Energy Retrofit Loan-LRFs under SEP, leveraging for efficiency projects, how to use Clean Energy LRFs, and common issues with LRF.
EOS: Glossary of Energy Efficiency Financing Tools (pdf) – This glossary contains descriptions of various financing tools plus information on FHA supported loan programs along with links to other helpful resources.
EOS: What is a Property Assessed Clean Energy Bond? Why is it important to Weatherizers? (pdf) – This brief includes an introduction to PACE and breakdown of three essential elements of PACE programs.
EOS: How to become a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) (pdf) – This overview of CHDO contains information on its characteristics, related home regulations, a CHDO checklist along with links to other helpful resources on this topic.
Promising Leveraging Opportunities through Healthy Homes – An initiative to coordinate resources for energy, health, and safety in low-income homes by partnering with HUD, CDC, and EPA.
EOS: Managing Multifamily Weatherization: Good Practices – Summary of several good practices and lessons learned regarding six challenges weatherizing multifamily residences during the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
EOS: Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Incorporated (CEDA) – This case study covers CEDA, the largest WAP sub-grant, and its use in: identifying properties eligible for WAP funding; developing partnerships for WAP delivery; and ramping up staff and technical resources.
EOS: Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD) – ABCD practices that multifamily building Weatherizers may find helpful including: identify target buildings; pre-assessment tools and techniques; handling of contractor issues; landlord agreements.