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Making multifamily residential properties more energy efficient is a key strategy for reducing the disproportionate energy cost burden facing families on limited incomes. Energy cost burden is the percentage of household income spent on energy bills.

There is no question that investing in energy efficiency upgrades has the potential to deliver substantial financial, environmental, and health benefits to building owners and residents.

Preceding the passage of the new tax bill, EEFA states sent sign on letters explaining the importance of federal programs like the Housing Credit, Section 8 project-based rental assistance, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, Private Activity Tax Exempt Bonds and the Weatherization Assista

EE strategies for LIHTC properties

Through a review of hundreds of HFA documents, including Qualified Allocation Plans, LIHTC applications, Design and Construction Guidelines, and other documents, NHT identified the most prominent strategies HFAs were using in 2016 to advance energy and water efficiency in Housing Credit propertie

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