The new Low-Income Weatherization (LIWP) Farmworker Housing Component focuses on the direct installation of energy efficiency measures and solar PV systems for farmworker households. The Farmworker Housing Component will provide services across 12 counties with the highest farmworker populations. Services will be available to eligible farmworker households in Imperial, Fresno, Kern, Madera, Merced, Monterey, Riverside, San Joaquin, Santa Barbara, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Ventura counties beginning in 2019.
Launching in the Summer of 2019, CSD's Farmworker Housing Component will provide energy efficiency upgrades, solar PV, health and safety improvements, and limited home repairs at no cost to eligible, low-income farmworker households. 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 groups 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 needs to pay their energy bills. This program will increase the energy efficiency of homes owned or rented by farmworker families; reduce energy bills; provide access to solar energy; and provide some health and safety improvements to homes. All services will be provided at no cost to eligible low-income farmworker households.
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.