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SAHLLN Resource Hub

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!

New Ecology and LISC Boston

The Massachusetts Green Retroft Initiative (MAGRI) is a project of New Ecology, Inc. (NEI) and LISC Boston. Through MAGRI, NEI and LISC Boston serve as a one-stop-shop to provide holistic energy management services to property owners.Through MAGRI, Peabody Properties asked NEI to conduct an energy audit of the site and to recommend solutions in...

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New Ecology and LISC Boston

The Massachusetts Green Retroft Initiative (MAGRI) is a project of New Ecology, Inc. (NEI) and LISC Boston. Through MAGRI, NEI and LISC Boston serve as a one-stop-shop to provide holistic energy management services to property owners. The Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation (ABCDC) joined MAGRI to secure technical assistance to...

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LISC

Sustainability features are sometimes included in LISC's financing for affordable housing. This factsheet provides details on LISC's lending products.  

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Pacific Gas & Electric

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) offers eligible multifamily customers On-Bill Financing, which provides unsecured, zero-percent interest loans for energy efficiency retrofits. After project completion, PG&E lends money, and the customer pays the loan interest-free as a line item on the property’s monthly utility bill.

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CT Green Bank | April 2018

This loan served as the pilot for what would become the Low-Income Multifamily Energy (LIME) loan, offered by Capital for Change (C4C) in conjunction with Connecticut Green Bank. This product is an unsecured loan, which uses projected energy and maintenance savings as the payback mechanism for debt service on the C4C financing, with a minimum DSCR...

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National Housing Trust

Explore NHT's portfolio of sustainability and energy efficiency projects on their website here. Case studies include: NHT-Enterprise-owned Galen Terrace Apartments in Washington, D.C. showcases how housing can be affordable while also helping to improve the health of the city's Anacostia River. The National Housing Trust installed...

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National Housing Trust

This fact sheet contains a snapshot of NHT's energy efficiency and solar loan options. For more information about NHT's Energy Solutions, click here. For more information about NHT Lending, contact their lending team. 

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Nova Consulting

In this fact sheet, Nova Consulting answers the question, "Why go green?" from the perspective of a property owner and lender by presenting a sample project. The bottom line is that by adequately valuing efficiency during the loan underwriting process, the borrower is able to access additional loan proceeds, see an increased property value, and...

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US Dept of Housing and Urban Development

Looking to improve energy and water efficiency for your property? Access technical resources, policy guidance, planning tools, and other resources to improve the energy and water performance of your multifamily housing portfolio.This resource libary, a product of the Better Buildings Challenge, includes resources related to: Utility...

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US Dept of Housing and Urban Development

This toolkit is a comprehensive guide to utility benchmarking for the multifamily sector, organized into three sections.Benchmarking 101 describes the benefits of tracking utility data and explains how to begin the process of utility benchmarking, including an introduction to ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® and several case studies.Utility...

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