TBL Fund Announcing New Bridge Loan Product to Facilitate Green Projects

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The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has created a wealth of opportunities to scale green solutions like heat pumps, solar, energy storage, and weatherization in underserved communities. Stakeholders can access tax credits, grants, and other incentives to pursue holistic clean energy solutions. Triple Bottom Line Foundation’s (TBL Fund) focus is serving indigenous communities and multifamily affordable housing (MFAH) stakeholders. We have …

TBL Fund one of 67 Winners Awarded $6.7 Million to Advance Clean Energy in Rural America

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Today, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) announced 67 winners, including TBL Fund, in the first phase of the $6.7 million Energizing Rural Communities Prize. This prize challenges individuals and organizations to develop partnership and financing strategies to support efforts in rural or remote communities to improve their energy systems and advance clean energy demonstration projects. …

Triple Bottom Line Foundation Receives Support from Opportunity Finance Network for its Financing Efforts in Underserved Communities

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Denver, CO | June 13 2023 – The Triple Bottom Line Foundation (TBL Fund) is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides financial products and services to create economic, environmental, and social benefits for underserved communities. TBL Fund has been awarded a $500,000 grant and a $500,000 investment from Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) for implementation of the Finance Justice …

Clean Energy Financing Insights: Why Green Retrofits Offer Better Bang for the Buck

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It is understandably challenging for cost-constrained multifamily affordable housing (MFAH) property owners and managers to spend their carefully budgeted dollars on unfamiliar green tech (e.g., heat pump-based HVAC) vs. familiar technologies with lower upfront costs. While “going green” can be expensive, traditional or “business as usual” retrofits have limited benefits. They may solve an immediate problem (e.g., addressing/replacing failed HVAC …

TBL Fund Experts Weigh In: Driving Energy Retrofits in Multifamily Affordable Housing

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Lee Alexander | TBL Fund Finance Manager Mr. Alexander supports TBL Fund by developing and executing corporate strategic initiatives relating to risk and compliance to facilitate growth and to drive process improvements and operational efficiencies. A blog published through the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Better Buildings Solution Center discussed the value of leveraging financing and renovation events to drive low-income multifamily housing energy retrofits. …

Case Study: Energy Retrofits in New Mexico

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By Mark Fogarty, April 2023As seen on Housingonline.com:  Case Study: Energy Retrofits in New Mexico – NH&RA (housingonline.com) Solar Panels Come with Home Improvements  Residents at three public housing authority properties for Santa Fe County in New Mexico are happy to see solar panels installed on the roofs of their projects, as the arrays also come with 16 additional upgrades …

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Green Retrofits Signal the Future in Cities’ Push Towards Decarbonization

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Abram Mamet, April 2023 As seen in Housingonline.com:  Green Retrofits Signal the Future in Cities’ Push Towards Decarbonization – NH&RA (housingonline.com) Green Retrofitting in Practice  Well-considered and meaningfully executed retrofits have become increasingly important as communities across the country seek out effective climate resilience strategies. States like Massachusetts, New York, Illinois and Pennsylvania are at the forefront of that movement, …

Accessing Federal and Utility Incentives for Green Projects

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Ravi Malhotra, April 2023 As seen on housingonline.com:  Accessing Federal and Utility Incentives for Green Projects – NH&RA (housingonline.com) The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) provided the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) $3.2 billion for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). This is on top of the ongoing ~$1.6 billion allocation (the standard WAP allocation independent of the BIL money for WAP) …

Learning More About TBL Fund: Recent Work in Underserved Communities

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Learning More About the Fund: TBL Fund’s Recent Work in Underserved Communities Triple Bottom Line Foundation (TBL Fund) has been growing its resources and staff in an effort to increase its social, economic, and environmental impacts in multifamily affordable housing (MFAH) and Indigenous communities. It has also been working to take advantage of the new resources and opportunities provided by …

Funding for Green Upgrades and Preservation

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Mutli-family affordable housing property owners have access to $8 billion of community-based nonprofit organization funding from states, local governments and other sources for green upgrades and preservation. But they need to act fast before the funds all disappear!