A new ESA multifamily program is coming!
ESA CAM is no longer accepting new applications, but a new multifamily affordable housing program will launch in Summer 2023! It will provide energy efficiency upgrades for income-qualified residential units and common areas. Learn more and submit an interest form to have your property screened for eligibility.
Energy Savings Assistance
Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) program is preparing for the next program cycle. The new multifamily program will provide participation pathways for income-qualifying residents and property owners/representatives to access qualifying in-unit and common area energy efficiency upgrades.
The program will launch in Summer 2023, serve both deed-restricted and non-deed-restricted properties and offer whole-building upgrades and no-cost technical assistance similar to previous programs. Properties without deed restrictions are eligible for 50% incentive funding under the new program.
All in-unit upgrades will be provided at no-cost to residents who meet the program’s income qualifications:
- Deed-restricted properties with 65% of residents with incomes at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines can receive common area upgrades at up to 100% of the project cost.
- Non-deed-restricted properties with 80% of residents with incomes at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines can receive common area upgrades at up to 50% of the project cost.
What is an in-unit upgrade?
Income-qualified residents can receive energy efficiency and weatherization improvements to their units. The program will work with owners to qualify the entire property for upgrades to every unit; however, if the property does not qualify, all income-eligible residents can still receive in-unit upgrades.
What is a common area upgrade?
Income-qualified properties can receive energy efficiency and weatherization improvements to common areas and central systems. This includes community and laundry rooms, outdoor recreation areas, parking lots and central heating and cooling systems.
What is a whole-building upgrade?
Properties can now receive in-unit and common area upgrades under one program! These combined services are now referred to as “whole-building upgrades.”
Projects will be enrolled on a first come, first serve basis. There will be no limitations on the number of properties that owners/representatives can enroll. If property income levels do not qualify for common area upgrades, all income-eligible residents can still receive in-unit upgrades.
If you would like information about the new ESA multifamily program, please submit an interest form.