What makes someone “low-income”? What other things should I know?
Most solar programs designed to make panels more affordable for low-income homeowners use Area Median Income (AMI) to determine if a family is low-income. The AMI is interchangeable with the term “income limit area.”
The AMI is administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and, in short, determines eligibility for affordable housing and other programs by comparing a family’s income to the median income where they live. It changes based on how many people live in the household.