Homestead Community Land Trust and Spark Northwest have partnered for a new homeowner program called Solarize the Land Trust to help community land trust members install residential solar systems on their homes in 2019.
Solarize the Land Trust will feature free educational solar energy workshops coupled with a group purchase discount opportunity and a simplified purchasing process, and grants to a limited number of homeowners to help pay for solar.
Homestead Community Land Trust makes it possible for low and moderate income residents of King County to own their own home. It was founded in 1992 to arrest the displacement of low- to moderate-income people from rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods in King County. Homestead builds and rehab homes; make and keeps them affordable permanently through the community land trust model; and supports homeowners in successful ownership. Homestead has 215 homes in trust, and is one of the largest community land trusts in Washington State.
Participants in this program will be eligible for a group purchase discount from the selected installer. A limited number of grants will be available for homeowners to help pay for the cost of the solar system and installation. Homeowners will also be able to take advantage of a low-interest rate loan to help pay the upfront costs of solar.
To qualify for a free site assessment from the selected installer, learn more about the group purchase pricing option, and how to apply for the low-interest loan and possible grant; the first step you will need to take is to attend a free educational workshop provided by Spark Northwest.
Upcoming Workshops & Events
- Workshop: Thursday, May 16, 6:00pm – 7:30pm at Southwest Branch Library
- Workshop: Tuesday, June 11, 6:00pm – 7:30pm at Douglass-Truth Branch
- Workshop: Saturday, July 13, 11:00am – 12:30pm at Pritchard Beach Bathhouse
Who is eligible?
Workshops are free and open to the public to learn more about solar, so invite your friends and neighbors too!
Homestead homeowners will be eligible to apply for the grant. Additional information about eligibility and the selection process will be available at the workshops.
A team of Homestead Homeowners will select a contractor through a competitive process. To participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are currently accepting proposals from qualified contractors. Proposals are due April 25, 2019 at 12:00pm PST.