SELF AND ST PETERSBURG: BRINGING SUSTAINABILITY TO ALL
AFFORDABLE HOME RENOVATION LOANS NOW AVAILABLE IN ST. PETE!
NO MINIMUM CREDIT SCORE REQUIRED
NO INCOME LIMITS
The non-profit Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) is honored to collaborate with the City of St. Petersburg to provide sustainable community lending programs to help address environmental, economic, and social challenges in the city.
SELF is committed to the core values of the city’s sustainability & resiliency programs and now offers affordable unsecured loans for home renovations, including:
•Energy Efficiency (e.g., high-efficiency Air Conditioners, weatherization, LED lights);
•Renewable Energy (e.g., solar water heaters, solar thermal, and solar PV systems);
•Wind-Hazard Mitigation (e.g., roofs, impact windows, hurricane shutters);
•Water Conservation (e.g., low-flow irrigation systems),
•Water Quality (e.g., lateral line replacement, septic tank conversions),
•Disability Products and Aging-In-Place (e.g., wheelchair ramps, walk-in showers).
SELF prioritized the Tampa/St. Pete region due to progressive local leadership on climate change, resilience and financial inclusion; robust partnerships; local demand for sustainable building practices; and, multiple solar co-op projects offered through FL SUN.
SELF’s lending requirements are much less stringent than traditional banks and we focus on the ability of the applicant to pay rather than credit scores. SELF also provides contractor screening, project management, and offers special lending programs for veterans, women, seniors, and persons with disabilities.
SELF is an equal opportunity lender that focuses on helping low- and moderate-income people.
For more information about SELF in St Pete, contact program manager Jessica Lewis.
Campbell Park Resource Center: A City/Community Partnership
1201 7th Ave S
St Petersburg, FL
Make an appointment before heading to the Campbell Park Resource Center to meet with SELF. You can stop in to visit the Center and see other available resources Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm, and Friday 10am-2pm.
Videos and Photos
City of St. Petersburg’s BP Settlement Fund Allocations
Sustainability power team, at the St Pete Solar Co-op launch. From left to right: Jessica Lewis, SELF in St Pete; Lisa Vanover, League of Women Voters; Sharon Wright, Director of Sustainability and Resiliency, City of St. Petersburg, Florida USA; and Julia Herbst, Solar United Neighbors. Photo: SELF.
August 3, 2017: St Pete City Council votes in favor of providing BP Oil Spill settlement funds to SELF for expansion to St Pete. Photo: Suncoast Sierra Club.
Partnerships in action: Susan Glickman, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy; Mayor Rick Kriseman, City of St Petersburg; Doug Coward, Executive Director of SELF. Photo: SELF.
SELF in St Pete has strong ties with the business community. Photo: Pierce Brunson.