Ladies and Gentlemen…really great news! You can now include washers, dryers and dishwashers in your rehab work for NSP1 and NSP2, and furthermore, they have to be Energy Star labeled.
Is anyone else celebrating? I know there are some celebrations happening in Maricopa County, Arizona! A big “Thank you!” to Ben Chao, the NSP Director for the , who was instrumental in getting this energy efficient policy guidance issued.
The conditions that have to be met, as per HUD, are:
- NSP funds have rehabilitated or constructed the homes;
- Installation of such appliances is comparable to unassisted homes in the local housing market (see HOME program standards);
- Deed restrictions or covenants ensure that the appliances remain in the home, if appropriate;
- Qualifying appliances meet or exceed .
This was the talk of every NSP Problem Solving Clinic I went to across the country, and I’m ecstatic that we are getting some quality guidance on this.
Cheers to another win for the green team! â€¨Cheers to those of you out there fighting to change the way affordable housing is built and rehabbed!
What do you think? What else needs to change?
NOTE: You can find the “Guidance on NSP Eligible Appliance Purchases” by clicking .