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The Invading Sea: Can South Florida Be Saved?

Steve Sowders: The Solar and Energy Loan Fund enables low-income property owners to get loans for roofing work

BY Kevin Mims, — 07/12/2020 The Invading Sea released a series titled “The Business of Climate Change,” which highlights the climate views of businessmen and women ...

Author: Kevin MimsPost date: July 12, 2021
HBO: Last Week Tonight

HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: “PACE: Last Week Tonight”

The Solar Energy Loan Fund was mentioned by John Oliver in his June 21 segment on Last Week Tonight about home renovation loans. Oliver explained the PACE lending program as a “cautionary tale, about how good intentions, when not paired with careful, smart design, can end in disaster.” In the segment, John Oliver berated the current PACE lending system as “fundamentally flawed” and offered positive alternatives such as SELF.

Author: John OliverPost date: June 21, 2021

Climate Bank on First Coast Connect

WJCT reports on how the Solar Energy Loan Fund and their CFO's, Duanne Andrade, contributed to the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee and their efforts to create a national “climate bank” to rise to the challenge of our time: climate change.

Author: Patrick CantinPost date: June 8, 2021
Heating News Journal

Solar Energy Loan Fund Looks To Advance Home Improvement Loans

Heating News Journal picks up on WJCT's article on how the Solar Energy Loan Fund looks to advance home improvement loans and the US Senate committee's proposal for a national “climate bank” to allocate millions to infrastructure projects and focus on energy efficiency.

Author: Peter MastersonPost date: June 8, 2021

Solar Energy Loan Fund Looks To Advance Home Improvement Loans

WJCT reports on how the Solar Energy Loan Fund looks to advance home improvement loans.

Author: Michelle CorumPost date: June 8, 2021
EnergyWire / E&E News

States offer clues for Biden’s $27B green bank plan

EnergyWire reports on how states serve as examples for possible national green bank. SELF is featured as one of the examples of green lending institutions helping LMI.

Author: Peter BehrPost date: June 4, 2021

Press Releases

July 1, 2021

SELF Receives Grant for “Impact Polk 2021”

A grant from the George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation will help rebuild underserved communities in Polk County.

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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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