The CDFI Clean Energy Affordable Housing Learning Network, a community of CDFIs and other affordable multifamily housing lenders, is hosting a webinar series that will provide insights into making water and energy efficiency investments in affordable multifamily housing properties.

The learning network aims to help more CDFIs play a larger role in financing clean energy in affordable multifamily homes nationwide. CDFIs involved include Enterprise Community Partners, Community Preservation Corporation, Community Investment Corporation, National Housing Trust, and LISC. They have partnered with the Energy Efficiency for All initiative which includes Natural Resources Defense Council and Elevate Energy.

The first three webinars in the series will draw from the Community Preservation Corporation’s (CPC) landmark publication, Underwriting Efficiency: A mortgage lender’s how-to guide for realizing energy and water efficiency opportunities in multifamily housing.

  • Understanding Efficiency: An overview of energy and water efficiency and their positive impact on lenders, owners, and residents Wednesday, October 25 at 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

This webinar will provide an overview of how energy and water efficiency can be beneficial to both borrower and lender. Recognizing the value of efficiency is a critical step toward unlocking investment opportunities that improve loan performance and ensure long-term financial stability. Register now.

  • Building Efficiency: Identifying ways to improve building efficiency based on financing goals, timing, and other constraints, Wednesday, November 8 at 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

The webinar will review low-cost efficiency measures that can be done today as well as larger investments that can be included as part of capital planning or mortgage refinance. Attendees will leave with a firmer understanding of efficiency opportunities available for multifamily buildings and how the existing CDFI landscape can support project finance. Register now.

  • Integrating Efficiency: A step-by-step framework for integrating efficiency measures into the mortgage lending process Wednesday, November 29 at 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

This session will cover how to build cross-departmental support and update underwriting and loan servicing policies. The presenters will review how different lenders work across their company to support financing for energy efficient multifamily buildings. Register now.

If you miss a webinar, recordings will be available in the Green Bank Network Knowledge Center. These are the first three webinars in what a valuable series that addresses ways to improve the affordability and stability of affordable multifamily homes for residents and owners by sharing best practices and lessons learned around incorporating investment in energy efficiency and clean energy improvements.


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