The Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Program provides higher incentives to offset the project costs of installing solar on multifamily affordable housing buildings in California. The goal of the MASH is to incorporate high levels of energy efficiency and high performing solar systems to help enhance the overall quality of affordable housing.
Provides fixed rebates based on the size and expected performance of the system installed. Incentives range from $1.90 - $2.80 per watt depending on whether common area load or tenant load is offset.
MASH Track 2:
On July 20, 2011 the CPUC issued Decision 11-07-031, which affected the MASH program in a number of ways. One of the changes shifted all remaining Track 2 funds to Track 1.
Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Program Update
MASH provides solar incentives on qualifying existing multifamily affordable housing. The goals of the program are to:
For background information on MASH read the final CPUC Decision Current CCSE Application Statistics (updated 7/27/2012) Application Statistics
To qualify for MASH incentives a property must meet the following criteria:
(A) A multifamily residential complex financed with low-income housing tax credits, tax-exempt mortgage revenue bonds, general obligation bonds, or local, state, or federal loans or grants, and for which either of the following applies:
(i) The rents of the occupants who are lower income households do not exceed those prescribed by deed restrictions or regulatory agreements pursuant to the terms of the financing or financial assistance.
(B) A multifamily residential complex in which at least 20 percent of the total housing units are sold or rented to lower income households and either of the following applies:
(i) The rental housing units targeted for lower income households are subject to a deed restriction or affordability covenant with a public entity or nonprofit housing provider organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that has as its stated purpose in its articles of incorporation on file with the office of the Secretary of State to provide affordable
(C) An individual residence sold at an affordable housing cost to a lower income household that is subject to a resale restriction or equity sharing agreement, for which the homeowner does not receive a greater share of equity than described in paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) of Section 65915 of the Government Code, with a public entity or nonprofit housing provider organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that has as its stated purpose in its articles of incorporation on file with the office of the Secretary of State to provide affordable housing to lower income households.
Single Affordable Solar Housing (SASH) Program information is available online at Go Solar California or you can contact the program administrator, Grid Alternatives: (866) 921-4696; SASH@gridalternatives.org.
New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP) information, applications and program requirements are available at www.GoSolarCalifornia.ca.gov.
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