Multi-Family Weatherization

Multi-Family Weatherization

There is a significant need to weatherize and improve the energy efficiency of the multi-family affordable housing portfolio in Pennsylvania as a means of preserving the availability of this housing for low and lower-income residents of the state.

Property owners are struggling with increases in energy costs that cannot be passed on to tenants or absorbed by the property.

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Related Resource

  • Common Energy Efficiency Requirements (a white paper from the federal Rental Policy Working Group discussing aligning the energy efficiency requirements of various federally-funded housing programs) (pdf)
  • Capital Needs Assessment (a white paper discussing alignment of the CNA requirements of various federal agencies) (pdf)
  • An Update and Look Forward: Better Buildings Through Executive Action (2012) (pdf)
  • Philadelphia Task Force on Weatherization and the Workforce, Final Report
  • Act 129
  • Energy Score Cards
  • PHFA’s Smart Rehab Program
  • Long Term Study of Pennsylvania’s Low Income Usage Reduction Program: Results of Analyses and Discussion (pdf)
  • Economic Opportunity Studies’ Leveraging Partnership Project Resource Site
  • Analysis of Low-Income Benefits in Determining Cost-effectiveness of Energy Efficiency Programs (1999)
  • Enhancing Energy Efficiency and Green Building Design in Section 202 and Section 811 Programs from HUD’s
    Office of Policy Development & Research
  • HUD’s Healthy Homes program (strategic plan – large pdf)
  • Green Affordable Housing Policy Toolkit (pdf)(Enterprise Green Communities)
  • National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)- Weatherization and Home Energy Efficiency page
  • Enterprise Green Communities – Weatherization page
  • Up the Chimney: How HUD’s Inaction Costs Taxpayers Millions and Drives Up Utility Bills for Low-Income Families (report from NCLC – pdf)
  • Bringing Home the Benefits of Energy Efficiency to Low-Income Households (pdf)
  • Battle To Weatherize: Affordable housing developers struggle for theirshare of stimulating weatherization cash(pdf)