Commitment to Action

Here Comes the Sun for Affordable Housing

Commitment by

National Housing Trust

In 2015, the National Housing Trust committed to deploy solar energy on 50 multi-family affordable housing buildings in three or more communities in the U.S. NHT’s innovative model increases low-income residents’ access to solar, allows owners to own the solar energy, reap the financial rewards commensurate to their risk, and maintain affordable housing. The deployment will generate 7 megawatts of energy through a combination of solar thermal and solar photovoltaics systems and will impact 10,000 residents.

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Commitment

Here Comes the Sun for Affordable Housing

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

5 years

Estimated Total Value

$17,000,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

National Housing Trust

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

DC Sustainable Energy Utility, National Housing Trust, Somerset Development, Wells Fargo Foundation, Jonathan Rose Companies, New Community Partners, MacArthur Foundation