- Flagstaff Home Energy Retrofit Program
Flagstaff Home Energy Retrofit Program
The Flagstaff Home Energy Retrofit Program (FHERP) will provide home energy retrofits to residents of the City of Flagstaff.
Retrofits are provided to low-income and vulnerable residents to make weatherization, electrification, and energy efficiency upgrades to their residences.
This program will build on a former energy retrofit program run by the City of Flagstaff from 2011 – 2014, funded partly by the Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant program. The City will use the framework from the past award-winning program to rapidly develop a revamped program that focuses specifically on maximizing assistance for low-income and vulnerable households to help save energy, lower utility bills, improve health, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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The program will provide approximately 80 home retrofits, serving low-income and vulnerable households in Flagstaff. Climate inequities faced by these groups create persistently higher energy burdens, which this program aims to address.
- Low income is defined using the HUD low-income limits. They are defined as households with incomes less than 80% of the Flagstaff area medium income (AMI) in the past year.
- Vulnerable families are defined as those families that face additional risks of housing insecurity and climate change. Examples include having a family member with a disability or health condition, a history of housing insecurity, or children in the household. This is a broad definition that will be refined as the program is developed.
The program will be available for both owner- and renter-occupied units and will seek to serve all housing types (single-family and multi-family housing).
The program will be managed by City of Flagstaff staff in collaboration with local contractors and other regional partners. Administrative tasks include application intake, verifying requested repairs, procurement, verifying completion, contractor payment, and file documentation. The City will contract with local contractors to make the repairs. Retrofits will be subsidized at a sliding scale based on income, with subsidies covering most or all of the cost of retrofits for most families.
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