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National Community Action PartnershipNational hub for the 1,000 Community Action AgenciesNatalie Kramer, Policy AssociateWeatherization Leveraged Partnerships Project

Weatherization Leveraged Partnerships ProjectFunded by the Department of Energy to offer training andassistance to WAP subgrantees and their associations in designingprivate partnerships and programs that leverage the WAP.

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AGENDABrief Overview of the Energy Efficiency for All(EEFA) ProjectOpportunities for Partnership Energy Equity Forums Storytelling Case StudiesSurvey, Q&A, and Next Steps2


ENERGY EFFICIENCY FOR ALL (EEFA)PROJECTEEFA is a collaborative, coalition-driven,12-state campaign to increase energyefficiency and improve living environmentsin affordable multifamily housing4


Benefits to PARTNER ORGANIZATIONSEEFA is committed to creating supportive, inclusive, and self-sustaining partnerships. EEFA Partners work with an effective group of collaboratorsat the intersection of affordable housing and clean energy EEFA Partners are given an opportunity to work togetherand achieve more through a coordinated approach EEFA Partners enjoy the expertise and insights providedby peers in other sectors and geographies EEFA’s tools and resources help partners make the strongestpossible case for increased efficiency investments inaffordable housingSource: Resource Media and EEFA Cookbook6

EEFA PartnersThe success of the Energy Efficiency for All project depends on the work of state and local stakeholders engagedin improving the energy efficiency of multifamily affordable housing across the nation. Different states requiredifferent strategies for success, and in each of our states, unique local teams of specialists with wide-rangingexpertise and experience have come together to support Energy Efficiency for All.ACTION HousingAEA -Alliance for Energy AffordabilityAlliance for Affordable EnergyBuild it GreenCEDAM -Community EconomicDevelopment Association of MichiganCEJA -California Environmental JusticeAllianceCenter for Working FamiliesCHPC -California Housing PartnershipCorporationCUB -Citizens Utility BoardEarthjusticeEcology CenterEcoworksEnterpriseFresh EnergyGeorgia WatchGHHI -Green and Heathy Homes InitiativeGNOHA -Greater New Orleans Housing AllianceGreen Coast EnterprisesGreenliningGroundswellHousing Alliance of PennsylvaniaInquilinxs Unidxs Por Justicia - United Renters forJusticeLAANE - Los Angeles Alliance for a New EconomyLISC - Local Initiative Support CooperationMEEA - Midwest Energy Efficiency AllianceMichigan Enviro CouncilMinnesota Housing Finance AgencyNASEO - National Association of State EnergyOfficialsNHLP - National Housing Law ProjectNCLC - National Consumer Law CenterNorth Carolina Housing CoalitionNorth Carolina Justice CenterPace Energy and ClimatePartnership for Southern EquityPeople for Community RecoveryPowerShiftPULP – Pennsylvania Utility Law ProjectRenew Missouri AdvocatesSouthface Energy InstituteThe Preservation CompactTower Grove Neighborhoods CommunityDevelopment CorporationVA Poverty Law CenterVirginia Housing AllianceWeAct (West Harlem Environmental Action,Inc.)As of July 10, 20187Source:

SOME KEY LESSONS LEARNED FROM BUILDINGSTATE BASED COALITIONS Identify a combination of voices that have a stake in the issue(s) you areaddressing. Engagement should be guided by the shared interests of all parties andclarify specific next steps around involvement depending upon eachorganization’s willingness and capacity to participate. There are many ways to engage existing and potential partners in acoalition process. Clear principles and values help provide a container forthe coalition’s work. Leading with values and creating conditions wherethese values are a central focus, helps guide the coalition’s work and isessential in alliance building. Coalitions can range in size and scope, and involvement is largelydetermined by alignment around coalition purpose and goals. Whenconsidering initial or expanded involvement, it is critical to think aboutthe balance of being inclusive and determining core participation. Source: EEFA Cookbook8

SOME KEY LESSONS FROM BUILDINGSTATE BASED COALITIONS Establish clear principles and shared values Establish clear goals Establish clear structure Nurture relationshipsSource: EEFA Cookbook9


RESULTSDriven significant change in 12 states—leading to approximately 380 million in newfunding for efficiency programs, influencing approximately 26 programs;Built a base of over 50 core state coalition partners;EEFA sponsors a social impact Network called NEWHAB, that was started as a part of EEFA andthat provides a national platform to share learnings and bring in experts both within and beyondthe 12 EEFA States.);Collaborated with organizations in different sectors to support equitable climate policiesand to educate key decision makers on the local, state and federal levels in an effort tocreate a just energy transition; andPublished thought-leading research on key industry topics including the low-incomeenergy burden and the potential of energy efficiency in this sector.11

EEFA Influenced Programs* by StateCaliforniaEnergy Savings Assistance (ESA)Program (SCE, SCG, SDG&E),Low-Income Weatherization(LIWP) Program (CSD), Low-IncomeWeatherization (LIWP) ProgramPart II (CSD)GeorgiaAffordable Multifamily Home EnergyImprovement (HEIP) Program (GeorgiaPower), Energy Assessment & Solutions(EASP) ProgramMarylandMultifamily Energy Efficiency & HousingAffordability (MEEHA) Program,Exelon Merger Settlement*Programs refer to Utility or State AgencyProgramsMultifamily Energy Savers Program,Residential Multifamily ProgramPart I & II (Consumer Energy),Commercial Program and Pilot (DTE)MinnesotaMultifamily Building Efficiency Program(Centerpoint Energy and Xcel)Approximately 380 million dollarsMissouriCommunity Savers Rebate (Ameren),Income Eligible Multifamily Program(KCP&L), Multifamily Program (Spire)New YorkIllinoisMultifamily Programs (Ameren ComEd,Power Agency, People’s Gas, StateEnergy Office), Low-Income MultifamilyCarve-Out (ComEd 2018-2021)MichiganEEFA has Influenced approx. 26 programsVirginiaEnergyShare Program(Dominion), EE LegislationWAP Investment (2020 - 2028)Multifamily Performance Program(NYSERDA)PennsylvaniaMultifamily Programs12(PSD, Duqesne, PECO, PPL)As of July 10, 2018

Opportunities for PartnershipEnergy Equity ForumsStorytellingCase Studies13

What is Energy Equity?Energy Equity refers to fairdistribution of the benefits andburdens of the way we produce andconsume energy.Source: Keeping the Lights On, Energy Efficiency and Solar for All Georgians14

In practice this means reducing growingenergy costs to ensure that families meettheir basic needs, making homes andcommunities healthier for all by increasingaccess to energy efficiency and clean energy,and ensuring that decision-making aroundenergy policy is more reflective of the need ofall communities.Source: Keeping the Lights On, Energy Efficiency and Solar for All Georgians15

ADVANCING ENERGY EQUITYHousingAdvancing energyequity requiresunderstanding howenergy productionand accessibilityintersect with andimpact other issues.EmploymentHealthEnvironmentRace16


BENEFITS OF ENERGY EQUITY FORUMS TO STATE BASEDCOALITIONS An opportunity to be proactive and seek alignment with impactedcommunities on their goals and agenda items Gain a broader base of support for affordable housing and energyefficiency assistance programs Easy point of entry for potential new partners Creates a platform where impacted communities have a voice Communicate what state coalitions are doing now Meet people where they are Gain a pulse of conditions on the ground so that coalition advocacyefforts accurately reflect energy issues and barriers communities are18struggling with right now

BERNETA HAYNESDirector of Equity and AccessGeorgia Watch19

Who is Georgia Watch? Work diligently to make Georgia a model for consumer protection.Empower consumers through outreach and education.Serve as a trusted resource for elected officials, the public, and the media.Keep a watchful eye on legislation that affects consumers.Offer a toll-free Consumer Hotline: 1-866-33-WATCHAreas of Focus Financial ProtectionHealthcare AccessUtility Bills/ Energy AccessCivil Justicewww.georgiawatch.org1820

Georgia Money Exported to import energy 30 Billion per yearflows out of Georgia for energy imports 23.7B 4.4B ApproximateAnnual CashOutflowFor ImportedEnergy 1.4 Billion 29,500,000,000 1.4B Sources:Energy Information Administration – 2013 fossil fuel expendituresCenter of Innovation for Energy of Georgia Dept. of EconomicDevelopmentAtlanta Business ChronicleGovernor's Office of Planning and Budget 4.4 Billion 23.7 BillionApproximateAnnualState GovernmentBudget 25,000,000,00021


Participant and Event Planner AffiliationsCamilla, GeorgiaOctober 7, 2017Central Savannah River Area EconomicOpportunity Authority, Inc. (CSRA EOA)Mitchell County Economic Development AuthorityColquitt EMCMitchell County EMCCommunity Action for ImprovementNHTFulton Atlanta Community Action Authority(FACAA)NRDCGeorgia Community Action Association (GACAA) Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE)Georgia Interfaith Power & Light (GIPL)Residents of CamillaGeorgia PowerSouthfaceGeorgia TechGeorgia WatchSouthern Environmental Law Center (SELC)Southwest Georgia Community Action Council,Inc. (SWGCAC) – Executive Dir., Staff, BoardMembers and ClientsGood Shelter LLC.Southwest Georgia Regional CommissionGreen Power EMCWorkforce SW GeorgiaGroundswellIntegrity Farms, Inc., J.E.T. Farms Georgia, Inc.23


Participant and Event Planner AffiliationColumbus, GeorgiaColumbus City CouncilEnrichment Services Program (CAA)Environment GeorgiaFeeding the ValleyGeorgia PowerGeorgia WatchGroundswellNational Housing TrustNew Providence Baptist ChurchPartnership for Southern EquityMay 5, 2018Residents of ColumbusRiver Valley Regional CommissionSierra ClubSolar Tyme LLCSolution for Energy Efficient Logistics(SEEL, LLC)SouthfaceUnited WayValley RescueWinton Neighborhood Network25


RANDY WELDONExecutive DirectorSouthwest Georgia CommunityAction Council27





Equity and EEFA Goal:Equity should be intrinsic in the way we work.For us, that means ensuring that programdesign, implementation, and outreachbenefit those who need it most. Opportunity:Supporting and playing a leadership role inbuilding a broader movement. Challenge:EEFA is on the frontier of this work- we areinventing new processes and still learning.32

Energy Equity within EEFAOur Priorities for Energy Equity Residents and owners of affordable multifamily buildings should haveequitable access to the resources and help they need to improve theefficiency of their homes. The benefits of energy efficiency should not beexclusively available to higher income families and businesses. Ensure that multifamily affordable buildings get a share of resources that isproportionate to the size of the sector in the local market. Energy efficiencyprogram funders and managers should take the lead to ensure resourceequity. Tailor efficiency programs to meet the specific challenges of makingmultifamily affordable homes more energy efficient. Have fruitful discussions with a range of stakeholder– proactively engage thecommunity – hear their energy stories directly- giving people an opportunityto be heard– think about the role we all play in a just energy transition.Source - uity33

STORYTELLINGandCASE STUDIES“You can neverunderestimatethe joy ofhot water untilyou have none.”Angela Gilltrap, a board member andresident at a co-op weatherizedin Harlem, NY34

STORYTELLING OUR GOAL: Support core housing and energy programs thatbenefit low-income renters OUR OPPORTUNITIES: We have the opportunity to raiseawareness and educate newly elected officials on the local, state andfederal levels in 2018 and beyond. We can also document the amazingwork happening on the ground and align our messaging. CHALLENGES: Distribution of stories so that everyone can easilyaccess them35

CASE STUDIESDocumentaffordable MFhousing retrofitprojects utilizing amix of financingincluding utilityand WAP sources36


THANK YOU!Contact InformationMadiana MustaphaIndependent [email protected]

Thank You For Joining Today’s Webinar!For More on Energy Partnerships: Attend the Energy Partnerships Track at the CAP Annual ConventionAugust 28-31, 2018 in Denver, Colorado Update from the Department of Energy Integrating Energy Programs Access to Low-Income Solar Responding to Regulatory Issues Preparing for WAP Monitoring Visit Contact Natalie Kramer at [email protected] presentation was created by the National Association of Community Action Agencies – Community Action Partnership, in the performance of the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Grant Number,EE0008051. Any opinion, findings, and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Weatherization (LIWP) Program Part II (CSD) Affordable Multifamily Home Energy Improvement (HEIP) Program (Georgia Power), Energy Assessment & Solutions . (PSD, Duqesne, PECO, PPL) Multifamily Energy Efficiency & Housing Affordability (MEEHA) Program, Exelon Merger Settl