The state of Illinois has taken a huge leap forward for climate and clean energy policy with the enactment of the Future Energy Jobs Bill. This is an exciting victory for Illinois, one that will benefit owners and residents of affordable housing throughout the state.
Affordable housing residents, in particular those living in apartment buildings, have an acute need for increased energy investments and repairs in their homes. Affordable multifamily buildings alone make up 11% of the Illinois housing stock. Yet the affordable housing sector is often difficult to reach. Without programs that are specifically designed for this sector, low-income residents are forced to remain in unhealthy and unsafe living environments.
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