Making multifamily residential properties more energy efficient is a key strategy for reducing the disproportionate energy cost burden facing families on limited incomes. Energy cost burden is the percentage of household income spent on energy bills.
In this report we examine residential energy affordability in rural and small-town America. We analyze how rural household energy burdens—the percentage of household income spent on energy bills—vary across regions and among specific groups.
The CEIP is a voluntary “matching fund” program that states can use to encourage early investment in eligible renewable energy, as well as investments in demand-side energy efficiency and solar projects that are implemented in low-income communities.