SELF Surpasses $5 Million in Home Energy Upgrade Lending

Residential Network member the Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF), a nonprofit clean energy financing provider for low- and moderate-income Florida households, surpassed $5 million in total lending for home upgrades in 2016. Since its creation in 2010, SELF has enabled more than 600 homeowners to affordably upgrade their homes and lower their energy costs. After receiving $2.9 million in seed funding as a DOE Better Buildings Neighborhood Program grantee in 2010, St. Lucie County, Florida, established SELF and leveraged that investment to attract additional capital, including mission-driven investments from community banks, foundations, impact investors, faith-based organizations, and worldwide crowdfunding. Learn more about SELF’s achievements.

 

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The Author

Reporting and New Project Officer

Jacqueline is currently earning her degree in Computer Science with a focus on Software Engineering. She gained experience with SELF by volunteering time to assist with DOE reporting, ARRA & County as well as internal reporting. She also assisted in the development of the new Management Information System (MIS). Due to her high performance, she was hired on a part time basis as the IT and Reporting Associate and is now performing several duties including; troubleshooting hardware/software issues, data management assistance, graphic design and web maintenance. She is also responsible for SELF’s internal “ RESULTS DASHBOARD” a well as completing reports to various government and funding organizations. Hudson works in close liaison with all staff members to collect information and reports to directly to the CFO as well as to the Executive Director when needed, on all aspects regarding data and systems.