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The SAHLLN Resource Hub is a central repository for information on financing energy and water efficiency and renewable energy in multifamily affordable housing properties. These resources are recommended by members of our network of affordable multifamily housing lenders, including Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), housing finance agencies (HFAs), major financial institutions, and specialized green financing entities. Please help us grow this resource hub by submitting a resource!

SAHLLN Lender Exchange | December 2018

SAHLLN held this lender exchange call to explore how multifamily housing lenders and their partners can identify and finance mitigation of climate risks in housing properties. Call leaders with expertise in climate resilience first shared their perspective on questions like: How are buildings and residents subject to climate risks? What can be...

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SAHLLN Webinar Series | November 2018

In March 2018, Affordable Community Energy Services (ACE) closed a $2.9M credit facility with Reinvestment Fund. The proceeds have been used to finance energy efficiency and water conservation measures in Mercy Housing, Inc.’s California portfolio using leading energy management firm Bright Power as master contractor. This transaction was...

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SAHLLN Webinar Series | May 2018

These slides were presented during the May 3rd, 2018 SAHLLN webinar on how to use the portfolio-level approach to financing solar across multifamily affordable housing properties. On this webinar, Jared Lang, Assistant Vice-President for Sustainability at NHT-Enterprise, provided an overview of how the portfolio-level solar model was created and...

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SAHLLN Webinar Series | May 2018

To facilitate building owners’ access to renewable energy sources that provide electricity cost stability and improved building performance, NHT-Enterprise pioneered a new model for installing solar on multifamily affordable housing properties. The model involves housing owners setting up an independent entity to purchase and own solar PV systems...

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Clean Energy Group | February 2018

Current clean energy financing models do not sufficiently serve low-income communities. As a result, solar+storage projects are vastly underrepresented in affordable housing and community facilities, meaning that low-income communities are unable to enjoy the benefits of clean, affordable and resilient power.The paper presented in this webinar...

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Sustainability in Affordable Housing Lender Learning Network | November 2017

Building on the first session on understanding the positive impacts of energy and water efficiency lending and the second on what building efficiency can look like at three different levels of capital investment,  this third webinar based on Community Preservation Corporation’s Underwriting Efficiency Lender Handbook offered a...

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Sustainability in Affordable Housing Lender Learning Network | November 2017

Building on the first session on understanding the positive impacts of energy and water efficiency lending, this webinar provided a breakdown of what incorporating efficiency can look like at three different levels of capital investment as described in the Underwriting Efficiency Lender Handbook. The webinar reviewed low-cost efficiency measures...

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Sustainability in Affordable Housing Lender Learning Network | November 2017

This webinar, the first in a series of three trainings, provides an overview of how energy and water efficiency can be beneficial to both borrower and lender and outlines why recognizing the value of efficiency is a critical step toward unlocking investment opportunities that improve loan performance and ensure long-term financial stability. It...

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LBNL and Haas School of Business UC Berkeley | September 2016

The commercial mortgage loan process involves high stakes and energy efficiency is generally not a motivating factor for lenders, with current mortgage practices not fully accounting for the risks and opportunities associated with energy use of buildings. After a scoping study and stakeholder engagements with lenders and building owners, Lawrence...

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