The Help My House program, first piloted by a group of rural electric cooperatives located in South Carolina, helps participants reduce their utility bills by nearly 35 percent through low-cost loans for energy efficiency improvements that customers pay back over time. In this way the program eliminates up-front costs, one of the key barriers to improving energy efficiency in low-income households.
Help My House was designed to be a model that can be replicated by electric co-ops and other utilities throughout the nation. Learn more about the key features, approaches, partners, funding sources, and achievements of this program.You will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Help My House profile (PDF)(4 pp, 648 K)