USGBC-LA’s Green Affordable Housing Program (GAHP) was developed in partnership with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), Clean California TECH, and California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal EPA), to support healthy, efficient, and resilient places to live, work, and play for all Angelenos.
The Green Affordable Housing Program provides community resources to help owners and tenants reduce energy and water costs as well as improve indoor air and water quality in affordable multifamily apartment buildings in disadvantaged communities or within historically underserved neighborhoods. GAHP targets neighborhoods that are on the frontlines of climate change, as they are more likely to live in energy-inefficient housing and within hazardous health areas that burden communities with higher utility costs and medical expenses.
GAHP workshops are designed for both property owners and tenants, and can be delivered at selected multi-family properties. Participants will also receive a toolkit with resources on sustainable practices, improving occupant health, programs and rebates, tips on water and energy savings, building retrofit support, and more!
Our goal is to help fill a market gap while providing healthy, sustainable resources to owners and residents of multi-family properties located in low-income communities in the Eastern San Fernando Valley (e.g., Pacoima, Panorama City, Van Nuys, and North Hollywood) by providing:
- Tenant workshops in English and Spanish covering sustainable practices to improve occupant health and help reduce utility costs;
- Enrollment assistance with LADWP programs and rebates;
- Guidance through a menu of efficiency and electrification options to facilitate high-performance building retrofits
- Low-to-no cost installation of a community EV charging station;
- Low-to-no cost installation of air source heat pump technology to lower energy costs and improve indoor air quality; and
- Free access to innovative new green building technologies to further investigate reducing building utility costs
- Free air quality monitoring and water quality testing
- Multifamily property must be located in the Eastern San Fernando Valley within the zip codes in the application form;
- Must have a minimum of 20 units; and
- Agree to help facilitate the implementation of the program at the property
Take advantage of FREE guidance and resources (community EV charging station, heat pump technology, or air quality testing) to provide a healthier and more sustainable environment for residents, while also saving on energy and water costs!
Program Implementation Partners
GAHP was developed by USGBC-LA and is supported in part through funding from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Community Emission Reduction Grants Program, Clean California TECH Quick Start Grant, and California EPA Environmental Justice Small Grant.