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JPMorgan Chase Makes $5 Million Investment to Create Affordable, Resilient, Sustainable Housing along South Florida’s Transit Corridors


MIAMI – October 30, 2019 – JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced a $5 million, three-year investment in the South Florida Housing Link Collaborative to develop affordable, resilient and sustainable housing for residents living near Florida East Coast Railway transit stations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

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When the non-profit Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) started in 2010, we wanted to support energy efficiency and clean energy solutions in underserved communities in Florida. Overtime SELF realized we needed to do much more to help low- and moderate-income homeowners. For the past 9 years, SELF has embraced the needs of our customers and expanded our lending products to finance sustainable home improvement projects, including high-efficiency A/Cs; solar technologies; roofs, hurricane shutters and impact windows; wheelchair ramps; water quality; and, much more.

New HALO Loans Help Seniors, the Disabled With Crucial Home Renovations

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Several organizations are teaming up to provide affordable Home Adaptation Loan Options (HALO) for disabled and elderly homeowners in Florida. The nonprofit Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF), the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST), the Florida Housing Coalition (FHC), and the National Disability CDFI Coalition have joined forces to help disabled homeowners and senior citizens complete much-needed home renovations.

SELF and St. Pete Partner on Clean Energy, Sustainability and Resilience

St. Lucie County, FL, November 9, 2017 –

The non-profit Solar and Energy Loan Fund is excited to announce a major new partnership with the City of St. Petersburg to enable SELF to establish a satellite office in the city and hire a full time staff person to assist local residents.

The City of St. Petersburg is a national leader on clean energy, sustainability, and financial inclusion, and was the first local government in Florida to join the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign and pledge to power the community with 100 percent clean, renewable energy.


The Non-Profit SELF organization continues to scale throughout the Sunshine State Fort Pierce, Florida, September 20, 2017– The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) awarded the non-profit Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) a $124,957 grant yesterday to expand its operations into more low-wealth and working class communities throughout the Sunshine State.

SELF Secures First Private Florida Based Investment

Contact Person: Duanne Andrade, Chief Financial Officer, SELF
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SELF Secures First Private Florida Based Investment

St. Lucie County, FL, May 4, 2017 –

The non-profit Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) is pleased to announce the first private investment from a Florida-based firm, Community Capital Management, Inc., (CCM).

SELF Surpasses $5 Million in Home Energy Upgrade Lending

Residential Network member the Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF), a nonprofit clean energy financing provider for low- and moderate-income Florida households, surpassed $5 million in total lending for home upgrades in 2016. Since its creation in 2010, SELF has enabled more than 600 homeowners to affordably upgrade their homes and lower their energy costs. After receiving $2.9 million in seed funding as a DOE Better Buildings Neighborhood Program grantee in 2010, St.

EERE Success Story—Sowing the Seeds for Improved Home Energy Efficiency in Florida

As seasons change and temperatures rise and fall, many households look for ways to make their homes healthier, more comfortable, and more affordable to cool, heat, and operate throughout the year. Energy efficiency provides a well-established pathway for achieving each of these goals, but a common obstacle to accelerating American investment in home energy efficiency is the up-front cost of purchasing and installing energy-efficient appliances, ENERGY STAR-qualified heating and cooling equipment, solar power systems, and other home upgrades.