The benefits we bring to local communities include reduced and stabilized long-term housing costs for low-income residents, disposable income for homeowners to spend on their family’s health and education, as well as hands-on training opportunities for local residents, community colleges, and job training organizations.
GLA has worked in partnership with the cities of Pasadena, El Monte, Inglewood and Huntington Park. Current and past partners have utilized Community Development Block Grants, fee-for-service contracts, low-cost loans and local solar rebate programs to support GRID's work in their communities. To find out more, please contact Alex Turek at firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 579-9196.
Spotlight: Pasadena Solar Affordable Housing Program
GLA partnered with the City of Pasadena to install solar electric systems for qualifying low-income homeowners at no cost, while providing job training to city residents as part of Pasadena’s under one roof program. This program, brings together resources from Pasadena’s Housing Department, the Pasadena Department of Water and Power (PWP), Los Angeles County Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) and Pasadena’s Maintenance Assistance and Services to Homeowners program (MASH) to provide significant energy savings and a series of green home improvements to low and moderate income homeowners. Qualified homeowners are also able to participate in a low- to zero-interest loan for home improvements from NHS, free exterior home repairs through MASH and the Housing Department, and several discounts and rebates through PWP. In addition, hands-on solar installation training has been provided to community members in partnership with the City’s MASH program, which offers job training to non-skilled city residents In Pasadena. GLA’s work is funded primarily through two sources; a Community Development Block Grant through the Pasadena Housing Department, and a low-income solar rebate from PWP that helps GLA to provide residents with systems sized to offset as much of their energy use as possible.