Low Income Multifamily Comprehensive Program
The greatest opportunities for cost-effective energy savings present themselves at the time of new construction or major rehabilitation. Incorporating energy efficiency in your affordable housing development during the planning of your new construction or a substantial rehabilitation project means lower up-front costs, long-term affordability for residents, and reducing the impact of energy price volatility on your bottom line. Through the Low Income Multifamily (LIMF) Comprehensive Program, the DC SEU offers financial incentives and technical assistance to affordable housing developers and property owners who work together with the DC SEU to incorporate energy-efficient systems and measures in the new development, redevelopment, or substantial rehabilitation of affordable housing in DC.
Energy efficiency systems / measures eligible for this program include:
- Heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), and domestic hot water systems
- Solar thermal hot water heating systems for gas heated central hot water systems
- Major appliances, such as refrigerators and laundry equipment
- Lighting (in-unit and common area lighting)
- Building air and thermal barriers, doors, and windows
To be eligible a development must:
- Be located in the District of Columbia;
- Be in the design or planning phase of a new construction or substantial rehabilitation development;
- Be able to document that at least 66% of the residential units per building are designated
for or inhabited by households with incomes at or below 60% Area Median Income; and
- Have substantial funding commitments in place, and a scheduled construction
completion date after July 15, 2013.
Find out if your development qualifies for the LIMF Comprehensive Program by filling out our eligibility form.