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South Florida Business Journal

Florida’s ‘green bank’ secures $5M line of credit from BankUnited to foster clean energy financing

The Solar Energy Loan Fund obtained a $5 million line of credit from BankUnited (NYSE: BKU) to fund about 500 low-cost personal loans for sustainable home repairs at low-to-moderate income residences.

Author: Ashley GarrettPost date: May 3, 2021
Courthouse News Service

To Tackle Rising Emissions, Senate Democrats Call for Climate Bank

During the pandemic, SELF saw its lending for green tech jump 84%. The company has already completed 2,000 sustainable home projects and 74% of its loans went to underserved markets.

Author: Brandi BuchmanPost date: April 27, 2021
WUSF Public Media

Kathy Castor Introduces Legislation On Solar Power

Ann Vanek-Dasovich of Solar and Energy Loan Fund said that community solar would lower the barriers to entry for low-to-moderate income families, lowering their electric bills and putting money back into their pockets.

Author: Christina LoizouPost date: April 22, 2021
American Banker

‘A watershed moment’: CDFIs hope to capitalize on federal funding boost

A recent infusion of billions of dollars of federal aid is being hailed as a game-changer for community development financial institutions.

Author: Brendan PedersenPost date: April 20, 2021

A Green Thumbs-Up! Our Picks for 5 of the Earth-Friendliest Cities Across the U.S

More than 4,000 people have benefitted from SELF loans since 2012, leading to a 25 percent savings on home energy bills (and a reduction of more than 1,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide).

Author: Kathleen McClearyPost date: April 9, 2021
Hometown News

SELF secures $5M for home improvement loans from BankUnited

The Solar Energy Loan Fund (SELF) has secured its largest investment to date from Florida based BankUnited which has committed to provide SELF with a $5-million revolving line of credit.

Author: Hometown NewsPost date: March 31, 2021

Press Releases

April 27, 2021

SELF CFO Testifies Before U.S. Senate Environment Committee

Duanne Andrade provided expert testimony on Green Banks for the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee Hearing on S.283, the National Climate Bank Act.

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March 10, 2021

SELF secures $5 Million Line of Credit from BankUnited

SELF secures $5 Million Line of Credit from BankUnited Florida’s premier “green” home improvement lender receives largest investment to date Ft. Pierce, FL (March 10, ...

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February 12, 2021

SELF launches $1 million Empowerment Fund

The nonprofit SELF organization is excited to announce its $1 Million Empowerment Fund earmarked for communities of color in the Treasure Coast region.

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January 4, 2021

Gibson Plaza to Get New Roof & Solar Panels

SELF, Miami-Dade County, and the Lowenstein Foundation team up to build climate-resilient, sustainable low-income housing. MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 4, 2021 – The residents of Gibson ...

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May 19, 2020

Nonprofit Home Improvement Lender Expanding into Orlando/Orange County

SELF helps homeowners with affordable financing for much-needed home improvements Orlando, FL – May 19, 2020 – The non-profit SELF organization is opening a satellite ...

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October 30, 2019

JPMorgan Chase Invests 5 Million in South Florida Housing Link Collaborative

JPMorgan Chase Makes $5 Million Investment to Create Affordable, Resilient, Sustainable Housing along South Florida’s Transit Corridors MIAMI – October 30, 2019 – JPMorgan Chase ...

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