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 may need a PDF 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)