HERO Financing Makes Sense

Richmond joins the more than 360 California communities that have adopted the Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) Program. HERO, which is made possible through Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) legislation, provides residents of this Contra Costa County community with affordable options to save energy, water, and money.

And with Governor Brown ordering a 25% cut in urban water use statewide, the timing couldn’t be better. “Every community in California, including Richmond, is under pressure to use significantly less water,” said Richmond Mayor Tom Butt. “Now, Richmond homes can finance drought‐tolerant landscaping, high-efficiency toilets, faucets, and even graywater systems. PACE programs like HERO make it easy for homeowners to upgrade and green their homes.”

The HERO Program allows homeowners throughout Richmond to determine their eligibility for energy-efficient home repairs and renovations by applying online or over the phone. There is no application fee, and it only takes a few moments to check if your property is eligible.

The HERO Program has been featured in Forbes Magazine, Bloomberg Business, LA Times, Reuters, and Greentech Media.
  • Most Homes are Eligible Most Homes are Eligible
  • More than 50 Product Categories More than 50 Product Categories
  • Not Based on Credit Score Not Based on Credit Score
  • Payments are Made Through Property Taxes Payments are Made Through Property Taxes
  • Tax Deductibility Potential Tax Benefits
  • Transferable Upon Sales (in most cases) May Be Able to Transfer to New Owner

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