State Housing Finance Agencies

Many state housing finance agencies (HFAs) have incorporated ENERGY STAR-related measures into their criteria for allocating low income housing tax credits to encourage the development of energy efficient rental housing. The ENERGY STAR program can provide cost/benefit analyses and other technical assistance to help HFAs in their decision to adopt energy efficiency measures as part of their criteria for allocating funding.

North Carolina Housing Finance Agency PDF (343KB) — promoting the construction of ENERGY STAR certified homes through its Housing Tax Credit Program.

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency PDF (48KB) — awards points for energy efficiency in its selection criteria for allocating agency funds and tax credits.

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