CMFNH Affordable Housing Project Survives Wildfires

CMFNH Affordable Housing Project Survives Wildfires

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The PG&E California Multifamily New Homes (CMFNH) program strives to support affordable housing projects to ensure tenants will have lower utility bills and experience a more comfortable living environment.¬†Affordable Housing Finance recently featured MidPen Housing Corporation's project, Fetters Apartments, in an online article highlighting the project's grand opening just three months after escaping devastation during some of the worst wildfires in state history. While the property did evacuate residents, all returned to their homes after the fires. Sonoma County, California is an area with a high need for affordable housing, and 90% of the applicants for the complex all worked in the area. Fetters Apartments is the first phase of a master development, and enrolled in CMFNH at modeled savings 18.5% better than 2013 Title 24 code. The project has…
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Case Study: 860 on the Wye

Case Study: 860 on the Wye

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Located in San Luis Obispo, California, the 860 on the Wye community included development of 20 units between 2 buildings. All units are all-electric, affordable housing for veterans. The project incorporates many environmentally sensitive design elements, including infill- and transit-oriented development, energy-efficient design, reduced indoor and outdoor water use, durable and sustainable materials use, improved indoor air quality, and a focus on community. The Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo established energy efficiency as a priority, and aimed to make the project all-electric, with renewables offsetting 100 percent of operational electricity use. In actuality, the project includes a 5kW photovoltaic system that provides 97 percent of predicted dwelling unit energy, and has a modeled energy use is that is 71 percent better than Title 24 standard baseline. Incentives from CMFNH…
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