NEW "UNDER ONE ROOF" PROGRAM ANNOUNCED FOR INCOME-QUALIFIED homeowners
PASADENA, Calif.—A new program in 2014 offering low- to moderate-income Pasadena homeowners financial and educational assistance to help buy, keep and revitalize their homes is being offered by Pasadena’s Housing & Career Services Department and the Water and Power (PWP) Department in partnership with the Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County (NHS) and GRID Alternatives.
Income-qualified homeowners are encouraged to take advantage of these four cost-saving options that are part of the “Under One Roof” program, including:
- No-cost Housing & Career Services Department house painting and other home repairs
- NHS low interest rate loans and foreclosure prevention counseling
- Free or low-cost Grid Alternatives solar electric installation services
- PWP bill assistance, rebates and appliance upgrades
Customers who participate in programs from all four organizations can earn $5,000 in home efficiency improvements from PWP. Visit www.PWPweb.com/UnderOneRoof or call (626) 744-6970 to learn more. The new program will have an info booth at the Black History Parade & Festival Feb. 15 adjacent to the Jackie Robinson Community Center.
The Housing & Career Services Department’s Maintenance Assistance and Services to Homeowners (MASH) Program offers low-income homeowners no-cost home repairs, wheelchair ramp and handrail installations and lead-paint stabilization, while also providing jobs and training to local workers. Learn more at www.cityofpasadena.net/MASH.
In partnership with the City, NHS offers free classes and services, financial assistance, affordable loans and referrals to help low- to moderate-income homeowners buy homes, improve their properties and prevent foreclosure. Visit www.lanhs.org or call (888) 895-2647 for details.
GRID Alternatives provides solar electric systems at little or no cost to qualifying homeowners, reducing customers’ electric bills by up to 90 percent. Visit www.gridalternatives.org/pasadena or call (310) 735-9770 for details.
In addition to rebates for home efficiency improvements and free refrigerator upgrades, PWP provides bill assistance for eligible residents. This includes an Electric Utility Assistance Program for income-qualified residents, seniors and customers with disabilities; Project A.P.P.L.E. (Assisting Pasadena People with Limited Emergencies) for customers facing one-time financial emergencies; and the Pasadena Medical Assistance Program for customers who depend on qualifying medical equipment. Visit www.PWPweb.com/CARE or call (626) 744-6970 for more information.
For more information about the City of Pasadena, visit www.cityofpasadena.net or follow us on Twitter @PasadenaGov.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2013, #005-14
NEWS MEDIA CONTACTS: Wendy De Leon, Pasadena Water and Power, (818) 272-5045, firstname.lastname@example.org, or William H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, email@example.com