Install Solar Power
Support a New Array
Private underwriting of a small percentage of the cost can flip the financial calculus. Here’s how it works: Your donation pays for one solar cell, which makes up part of an array. With the purchase of enough cells, SAHF will leverage your donations, and the prepayment of a modest percentage of the cost will allow a SAHF member property to support the rest of the...
Kids' Books & Toys
Support Our Children
Many of SAHF’s members offer these books and toys, as well as safe and fun community play spaces, at the properties they manage for children of families who live there. More resources are always needed. Your gift will add books and toys to a package that SAHF will then donate to a member project and the children they serve. Reading is truly a gift; let’s...
Save Energy & Money
An Efficient Appliance
Your gift provides the difference between a low-efficiency washing machine and a higher-efficiency washing machine that may save about 40% on both electricity and water use over its lifetime. This gift not only helps the family who uses the appliance reduce their utility bills, it also helps the environment and spurs the development of green technology. Note that your $300 will be pooled with other...
Four Fluorescent Bulbs
Make a crucial change
It’s simple: When we leverage your donation and buy in bulk, $10 is enough to pay for and install four compact fluorescent light bulbs, which makes a significant impact. Taken together, small donations will install this technology throughout thousands of apartment buildings, including common areas and workspaces, drastically reducing energy usage by making everyday lighting cleaner and greener. And by purchasing these light bulbs you...
Gather Energy Data
Nonprofit housing providers can borrow private funds to implement energy efficiency measures only if they can document the savings to be anticipated as a result of the improvements. A contribution of $5 will enable SAHF's members to purchase data gathering for one meter (one property), laying the groundwork for energy-efficient rehabilitation that will benefit residents and reduce the carbon footprint of the building in question....
One energy audit
Your gift will enable a SAHF member to assess the energy efficiency of an affordable apartment building as part of a SAHF pilot project. Without a professional assessment, a nonprofit owner cannot raise the funds for energy and cost savings measures. SAHF's pilot projects will set patterns for affordable housing, identify the regulatory barriers to energy-efficiency investments, and provide the basis for SAHF's policy recommendations...
Reduce Energy Costs
One meter for the elderly
Your gift will enable a low-income, elderly resident to have greater control over the energy usage in her apartment, contributing to reduced energy costs for her and freeing up income for other basic needs.