The Objective

Support efforts that help income-qualified Marin residents easily access the information, incentives, and services necessary for comprehensive, integrated home improvements.

The Issue

In Marin, there are pockets of communities with significant needs regarding housing conditions, such as mold and pest infestations, and many in those same communities suffer higher rates of asthma and other health issues that are exacerbated by environmental factors. Low-income households also spend a higher percentage of their income on energy costs, and accessibility hazards are often a key issue in older adults’ ability to live independently in their homes.

Our Approach

We will support the creation of a coordinated delivery system of energy, health, and accessibility service providers so that income-qualified residents can easily access the resources needed to make repairs and upgrades that impact health and well-being, and that result in energy savings. By connecting income-qualified residents with services that already exist, and streamlining the process to access them, we can help increase the number of households that receive comprehensive home upgrades and assistance.

Grantmaking

This initiative uses an invitation-only application process. The most recent proposals were invited on March 15, 2017, and are due by April 20, 2017. A decision is expected on June 7, 2017.

Current Grantees

  • Age Friendly Sausalito
  • Green and Healthy Homes Initiative
  • Community Action Marin
  • Community Energy Services Corporation
  • Marin Center for Independent Living
  • Marin City Community Development Corporation 
  • Strategic Energy Innovations


Reports

Green & Healthy Homes Initiative Overview and Frequently Asked Questions

Courtesy of Marin County Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

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Myths of Low-Income Energy Efficiency Programs: Implications for Outreach

© 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

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For questions regarding this initiative, please contact

Patti D’Angelo Juachon

Director for the Environment

415.464.2547