We just celebrated the first year of our Single-Family Home Rehabilitation Program (SHR), completing upgrades on over thirty homes, eliminating barriers to installing solar, and preparing to work on another twenty projects.

The SHR program is funded by a Community Development Block Grant that allows GRID Alternatives and partners Urban Corps of San Diego County, Habitat for Humanity, and Rebuilding Together San Diego to fully cover the cost of roof repairs, which has often been a barrier to families in qualifying for solar installation. In addition to no cost roof construction work and solar panels, GRID brought energy efficiency upgrades to homes in Communities of Concern by providing updated lighting fixtures, new low-water use appliances, safety upgrades for seniors, and by insulating windows and doors.

Thanks to the GRID Outreach team, the SHR program is now fully subscribed with over one hundred applicants in the pipeline.