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HOME IMPROVEMENT RESOURCES
Statewide Programs help homeowners
improve the energy-efficiency of their homes

 

The following resources can help homeowners improve their home's energy efficiency and
conserve energy, reduce energy bills, and increase their home's safety.
 


ENERGY UPGRADE CALIFORNIA:

Plans and funds home energy-related improvement projects by offering homeowners up to
$4,500 cash back for home energy efficiency upgrades. (All income-level homeowners may
apply - there are no restrictions.)

 

How the program works: Energy Upgrade California is a statewide program collaborated by federal, state and local governments, and utility companies to assist property owners in planning and funding home improvement projects that help lower energy use and conserve water and other natural resources. Improvements: insulation, sealing, HVAC upgrades, energy-efficient windows, tankless water heaters, and other "fixed" improvements. The program emphasizes a "whole house" approach rather than installing individual improvements. View the Energy Upgrade California Website
 

How property owners can participate: 

  • Visit the Energy Upgrade California - Los Angeles County section to learn about benefits, rebate information, and other program details.
  • Go to "My Action Plan," a simple step-by-step process to help identify your best upgrade option and to locate a Participating Contractor.
  • Select a Participating Contractor from Energy Upgrade California's online contractor database (you must work with a Participating Contractor to receive the Energy Upgrade rebates and incentives).
  • Work with a Participating Contractor to complete your upgrade and submit the required paperwork.
  • Receive your rebates and incentives.
     

CALIFORNIA HERO PROGRAM
 

  • The California HERO Program will allow property owners in participating cities and counties to finance renewable energy, energy water efficiency improvement and electric vehicle charging infrastructure on their property. If a property owner chooses to participate, the improvements to be installed on such owner's property will be financed by the issuance of bonds by a joint power authority, Western Riverside Council of Governments, secured by a voluntary contractual assessment levied on such owner's property. Participation in the program is 100% voluntary. Property owners who wish to participated in the program agree to repay the money through the voluntary contractual assessment collected together with their property taxes. View the HERO website.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE:

  • ReStores sell new and gently-used home improvement goods, furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. The proceeds are used by local Habitat for Humanity affiliates to help build and renovate more homes and communities.
  • Visit the Habitat ReStore's online directory.
     

NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER HOME MODIFICATION DIRECTORY:

  • Lists resources to help you make home modifications and repairs - a project initiated by the National Resource  Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification administered by the University of Southern California Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center.
  • Home modification refers to converting or adapting the environment to make tasks easier, reduce accidents, and support independent living--and is especially applicable to older adults and persons with disabilities.
  • Visit the NRCSHHM Website. 
     

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


PROGRAMS FOR QUALIFIED, LIMITED INCOME RESIDENTS:

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