Farmworker Housing Energy Efficiency and Solar PV Farmworker Housing Energy Efficiency and Solar PV

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The Lo​w-Income Weatherization Program's (LIWP) Farmworker Housing Component focuses on the direct installation of energy efficiency measures and solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for eligible farmworker households at no cost​​.  

The LIWP Farmworker Housing Component is administered by La Cooperativa de Compesina de California and currently provides services in two regions that include 18 counties in California that have the highest farmworker populations.

​REGION 1:  FRESNO - KINGS - MADERA - MERCED - NAPA - SAN JOAQUIN - SONOMA - STANISLAUS - TULARE

REGION 2:  IMPERIAL - KERN - MONTEREY - RIVERSIDE - SAN LUIS OBISPO - SANTA BARBARA -​ SANTA CRUZ - 

​​ SAN DIEGO - VENTURA​

​​​Program Overview

Launched in 2019, the LIWP Farmworker Housing Component provides no-cost rooftop solar PV systems and energy efficiency upgrades to low-income farmworker households to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower energy costs for participants. The Farmworker Housing Component is part of CSD's Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) and is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by saving energy and generating clean renewable energy.  

Farmworkers are one of the most vulnerable populations in the state because of seasonal employment and low wages. Farmworker families pay a larger share of their annual income on home energy, and often cut back on other critical needs to pay their energy bills. The LIWP Farmworker Housing Component increases the energy efficiency of homes owned or rented by farmworker families, reduces energy bills, provides access to solar energy, and provides health and safety improvements to homes. All services are made available at no cost to eligible low-income farmworker households

LIWP, part of California Climate Investments, is an energy efficiency and renewable energy generation program administered by CSD that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and provides important co-benefits to households and communities including energy cost savings and job creation and training opportunities.

The Farmworker Housing Component is adminstered by La Cooperativa Campesina de California. La Cooperativa, a nonprofit corporation, was established in 1995 with the mission to improve the lives of California's farmworkers, their families, and rural communities through advocacy and service. La Cooperativa and a team of partner organizations that include MAROMA Energy Services and Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Agencies are leading efforts across 18 counties with the highest farmworker populations to enroll eligible farmworker households and install energy saving and solar measures in single-family dwellings and buildings of 2-4 units.

These energy efficiency measures ​include:

  • Insulation

  • Central Heating and Cooling System Upgrades

  • Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Freezers

  • Lighting Upgrades

  • Water Heater Replacement

  • Window Replacement

  • Rooftop Solar PV Systems ​

Services under the Farmworker Housing Component are delivered by La Cooperativa Campesina de California and MAROMA Energy Services in partnership with a network of local contractors. ​For more information ​call: (833) FOR-LIWP or (833) 367-5497​. Customer Solutions Representatives are available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday to assist applicants in English and Spanish. Translation services are available for other languages. 


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Services under the Farmworker Housing Component are delivered by La Cooperativa Campesina de California and MAROMA Energy Services in partnership with a network of local contractors. ​
​For more information ​call (833) FOR-LIWP or (833) 367-5497​

Customer Solutions Representatives are available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday to assist applicants in English and Spanish. Translation services are available for other languages. 
Farmworker

Participation is as Easy as 1-2-3

​1) ​Enrollment and Assessment

To be eligible, at least one household member must be an agricultural employee and the household must meet the program’s income guidelines. After qualification, your home will be evaluated to determine what energy efficiency services are right for your household.

2) Delivery of Services

A LIWP approved contractor will deliver and install new energy efficient appliances, such as a new air conditioner, furnace, ceiling fans, refrigerator and other services, such as weatherization, to make your home more energy efficient.

3) Quality Control Inspection

An inspector will visit your home to ensure the work performed by the contractor meets all quality standards and all new appliances are working properly.​​​

​​​Frequently Asked Questions

​​LIWP Farmworker Housing Component Flyer (English)

LIWP Farmworker Housing Component Flyer (Espanol)


Heating & Cooli​ng

  • Central Air Conditioner Replacement
  • Forced Air Unit Replacement
  • Room Air Conditioner Replacement
  • Evaporative Cooler Installation

​​Solar Services

  • Rooftop Solar PV System (Owner Occupied​)​

​Weatherization

  • Attic Insulation
  • Door Weather-Stripping
  • New Windows​

Appliances & Lighting

  • Light-Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs
  • Clothes Washer Replacement 
  • Whole House Fans
  • Refrigerator Replacement
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Heater Replacement​​

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​About California Climate Investments

California Climate Investments is a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and for low-income households. For information, visit http://www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov.



 

 

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